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Friday 21st June 2024 - The ABA Awards Night

993589_10152909091680581_1313808972_nJames Dawson is the award-nominated author of dark teen thrillers HOLLOW PIKE and SAY HER NAME. He grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who.  He later turned his talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper. Until recently, James worked as a teacher, specialising in PSHCE and behaviour. He is most proud of his work surrounding bullying and family diversity. his first non-fiction book, BEING A BOY (Red Lemon) tackles puberty, sex and relationships in a frank and funny fashion.

James writes full time and lives in South London. In his spare time, he STILL loves Doctor Who and is a keen follower of horror films and connoisseur of pop music.


Cruel Summer: Ryan is looking forward to spending Cruel Summerthe summer with his old school friends at Katie’s luxurious Spanish villa. He hasn’t seen the gang since their friend, Janey, committed suicide a year ago. He hopes this summer they’ll be able to put the past behind them and move on – until someone else arrives, claiming to have proof that Janey’s suicide was murder!

Ryan was hoping for sun, sea and sand. suddenly he’s facing a long, hot summer of death, drama and deceit …