BOOKS

This Book Is GayTHIS BOOK IS GAY – OUT NOW

James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it’s like to grow up as LGBT*. Including testimonials from people ‘across the spectrum’, this inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know – from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more. Spike Gerrell’s hilarious illustrations combined with funny and factual text make this a must-read.

‘The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend.’ Patrick Ness, bestselling author of A Monster Calls.

‘Funny, wise and utterly pragmatic this is a brilliant readable and informative book… which could not only help teens become more at ease in their own skin as they work out the details of who they are, but could change your entire school culture, for the better.’ Teach Secondary

‘Filling an important gap in non-fiction publishing is this frank, funny and very welcome exploration of gender and sexuality.’ The Bookseller

 

SAY-HER-NAME-JAMES-DAWSONSAY HER NAME – OUT NOW

Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’: say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear…But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it? Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror…five days…but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before…

‘Spine-chilling yet witty horror…’ New Magazine

‘Bedwettingly scary, with pitch perfect writing.’ The Metro

 

Being A BoyBEING A BOY – OUT NOW

 

The ultimate guide to puberty, sex and relationships for young men.

Former PSHE teacher James Dawson provides an uncensored look at puberty, from the social food chain to sex, being a boyfriend and everything in between. With hilarious illustrations by Spike Gerrell, BEING A BOY gives guys everything they need to know to survive, brutal honesty included.

‘I would also recommend the wonderful book Being A Boy, which tackles the complex and uncomfortable issues that your son is now hearing about in a fun, informal yet comprehensive manner.’ Professor Tanya Byron, The Times

‘Perfectly pitched, laugh out loud funny and full of useful and important information.’ Keris Stainton, author of ‘Della Says OMG’.

 

 

 

Cruel Summer_FC_hi-resCRUEL SUMMER – OUT NOW

A year after the suicide of one of their friends, the rest of the group decide to spend the summer together in a holiday villa in the Mediterranean. They’re hoping to get over the terrible events of the previous year, but then a new guest arrives – claiming to have evidence that the suicide was actually murder. When she is found dead, it becomes clear that the killer must be one of them – but who is it? And will they strike again?

A compelling psychological thriller – with a dash of romance.

“SCREAM meets SKINS in this smart, sexy and seriously gripping book. Your heart rate is guaranteed to rise along with the body count.” Cat Clarke, best-selling author of ENTANGLED.

“This pacy, exciting thriller is almost as intense as the summer heat!” Closer Magazine 3-9 August 2013.

Bliss Magazine – ‘Book of the Month’ Summer 2013

 

 

HOLLOW PIKE – OUT NOW!

She thought she’d be safe in the country, but you can’t escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams that someone is trying to kill her.

Lis thinks she’s being paranoid – after all, who would want to murder her? She doesn’t believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn’t believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you?

Not until you’re alone in the woods, after dark – and a twig snaps…

Welcome to Hollow Pike.

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Praise for HOLLOW PIKE

Based on the standard of Hollow Pike, I won’t be surprised if 2012 becomes the first year to have a reigning King of Teen. The Guardian

I have been waiting a while for this and I’m so pleased that it lived up to my expectations. James Dawson has created a contemporary chiller with hints of Heathers, the Scream franchise and Carrie. Yum. Elen Caldecott, author of ‘Project Eiffel Tower’

This book blends important teen issues, teen angst, witchcraft and murder mystery creating a delectable cocktail of a book. Best sipped slowly so you don’t miss a single drop. ***** Book Angel Booktopia

Hands up who read the Point Horror books? If you did you’ll recognise the style of this teenage horror – jumps, scares and airport-thriller-type cliffhanger chapter endings. **** SFX Magazine

I had very high standards for this book. And Hollow Pike met each and every one of them. And excelled them all. Keep an eye on James Dawson. He is going to be huge! ***** The Pewter Wolf