You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. You're fine to look after it, for an hour or two, while she does some shopping. Then she doesn't come back and your future suddenly looks very different.How awesome does it sound? I can't wait to read it! It will be released on 28th October from Doubleday.
Seventeen year old Dante is left holding the baby. His baby. Not only does he have to come to terms with the fact he is now a father but he is also faced with the realisation that his life is about to dramatically change. He needs to learn how to raise his daughter when he still feels like a child himself. The reader follows Dante as he stumbles against the obstructions and prejudices in society, but also experiences some of the joys that only parenthood can bring. Not one to shy away from controversial subjects, Blackman handles the issue of teenage fatherhood with sensitivity giving a voice to a group largely ignored by society. From the press release.
But there's more! To promote her new novel, Sugar magazine are holding a writing competition with the prize being a writing workshop with Malorie Blackman and 10 friends at Pizza Express. Find out more here.
There is also now an official fan page for Malorie Blackman on facebook which she ocassionally posts on. Be sure to check it out!