I am delighted that Twister has been selected by independent booksellers to feature in The Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books of the Summer 2018. Both Victoria Rossiter and Tereze Brikmane wrote: ‘Set in a wonderfully magical world much like ours, a young girl called Twister sets out to find her missing pa. The quest is challenging, but Twister will find within herself all that she needs to complete it. A whirlwind adventure perfect for the summer holidays.’ I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the independent booksellers for their support and would ask that you purchase novels from your local bookstore or library wherever possible. The work they do to keep kids passionate about reading is so important.