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Rhian Ivory

Appearing: Friday 2017

Rhian Ivory

Rhian was born in Swansea but moved to the Brecon Beacons where she went to school until 11. She then moved all the way across the border to Hereford. She returned to Wales to study English Literature at Aberystwyth. She trained as a Drama and English teacher and wrote her first novel during her first few years in teaching.

The Boy who drew the Future is her fifth novel and she’s recently finished writing her sixth. She is a National Trust writer in residence at Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. She currently lives in Rutland, the smallest county in the country, with her family and their two very lively spaniels.

The Boy who drew the Future

Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 Shortlisted for the Shropshire Teenage Book Awards Book of the Year and Wirral Paperback of the Year 2017. Fifteen-year-old Blaze and Noah live in the same village, Sible Hedingham, more than 100 years apart. They both have the same gift or curse—they find they must draw pictures that later come true. In the 1860s Blaze is bullied, cheated and accused of being a witch and ’swam‘. In the present day, Noah is used to everyone, even his parents, being afraid of him and is desperate to keep his drawing a secret. But as he gets closer to Beth, he must decide whether or not he can tell her the truth. Can Blaze's history help Noah and Beth work out their own story? Can the future be changed?

Come and say hello to Rhian at a ‘Cupcakes and Questions’ session. What have YOU ever wanted to ask an author? Decorate a cake and find out all about these two fab authors’ books and the inspiration behind their writing.