Rachel Ward

Welcome to the website of Rachel Ward, author of books for teenagers and young the drowning 1adults; the Numbers trilogy and The Drowning.

I love searching online and finding out about books and writers, so I thought I’d do the decent thing and give readers a peek into my world…

I hope you enjoy exploring the site. You can find out a bit about me, read about my books and what’s coming up next. You can also find out which events I’ll be visiting and how to contact me.

I’ve written a little blog about my highlights this year. I hope that you had some highlights yourself this year and that 2014 will bring you some surprises and delights.

Stop Press:

‘The Drowning’ has been longlisted for the Catalyst Book Award in North Lanarkshire!

My fourth book, The Drowning, is now out in the UK (in book form, as an ebook and audiobook), in France as ‘Reviens-moi’ and in Germany as ‘Drowning’. UK reviews can be found on the lovereading4kids website. Other reviews can be found on my Books page. Here’s the official blurb: ‘When Carl opens his eyes on the banks of a cold lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. And a shivering wet girl is being helped nearby. What happened in the water? He can’t remember. All he knows is that he must find out – before the truth comes back to drown him …’

To mark the publication, I wrote a series of articles which are being very kindly hosted by five lovely book bloggers to form The Drowning Blog Tour.

Numbers has won the Maidstone Area Book Award! A huge thank you to everyone who voted!

I’m Patron of Reading for Pontypridd High School. I launched the scheme with a Summer Postcard Challenge and visited in October to work with students throughout the school. I’m so excited to be part of this great initiative to promote reading for fun in schools and especially to work with everyone at PHS.

Film News: Numbers is being developed as a movie UK film company Warp. I know that lots of Numbers readers are also keen actors and would love to know about casting for the film. I promise I’ll post any news I have about this here and will also tweet about it. Are you following me on Twitter? My ID is @RachelWardbooks

More Film News: The Drowning has been optioned by Escape Artists, a US film company.

 

 

 

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