206: YA Writing Help and Advice from Keith Gray

Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 13.28.02ITEM: YA Writing Help and Advice from Keith Gray

DETAILS: Email critique of synopsis and first 10,000 words of a YA novel. Keith will be happy to correspond with the winning bidder over a mutually agreed period of time to give feedback on a further draft/rewrite if needed.

BIO: Keith Gray’s novels have either won or been shortlisted for awards all over the world including the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Costa Children’s Book Award, the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults and the Sankei Publishing Prize of Japan. He has edited 2 highly acclaimed anthologies for teenagers, he reviews YA fiction for the Scotsman and regularly mentors writers both young and old on behalf of Scottish Book Trust.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Keith Gray

    Thank you all for your bids.

  2. Not bidding, just saying, ‘Hi, Keith!’ ‘cos we seem to have lost touch. Tweet me, if you tweet, or drop me an email – johnATvisitingauthor.com – hope all’s good.

  3. Suz Albers

    £150 Thanks

  4. Suz Albers


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