Nicola Morgan
Nicola Morgan is an award-winning UK author, with over 90 titles across many genres, mostly for young people but also for adults wanting to be published. She is a keen professional speaker, and travels widely for events. Her three areas of obsession are: reading and the brain, dyslexia, reading for pleasure; the teenage brain and teenage stress; and all aspects of writing and publishing, including self-publishing. She is known for her honest advice to adult writers on the blog, Help! I Need a Publisher! and in her books, Write to be Published, Dear Agent and Write a Great Synopsis. Notable works for teenagers include her famously gruesome novel Fleshmarket; the strange, synaesthesia-based Mondays are Red; the Aventis shortlisted Blame My Brain: The Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed; and Wasted, longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Award amongst others. She is an Ambassador for Dyslexia Scotland, sits on the committee of the Children’s Writers’ and Illustrators’ Group in the Society of Authors and is a former chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland. She is based in Edinburgh but is regularly in London. For more details:

Entries by Nicola Morgan

Turning Teenage - Understanding Adolescence

(3) Comments | Posted 9 September 2013 | (00:00)

I was talking to someone the other day whose thirteen-year-old son had just "turned". (Her word.) He'd come downstairs for school with his shirt untucked and hair all over the place. "Come on, tidy yourself up, and we'll get in the car," she'd said, as she would have done the...

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Cyber-Bullying and Young People

(7) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (00:00)

This report in the Herald newspaper today, about teachers being cyber-bullied by pupils, came while I was writing about cyber-bullying amongst teenagers, for a book on teenage stress. Since I've been talking about this on (ironically) Facebook and Twitter and on my blog, I've been contacted...

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Teenage Stress - For Mental Health Awareness Week

(5) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (00:00)

"Teenage stress? Not in my day. We just got on with it!" A common reaction, usually accompanied by a supercilious smile. Or, "Teenagers? They don't know they're born! Wait till they've got bills and taxes and children and no holidays - then they'll know about stress!" More supercilious smiles.

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