John Young
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John Young Author

John Young author

John Young is a writer who is originally from Belfast and lives in Edinburgh. A former lawyer, he helped to found The Teapot Trust, a children's art therapy charity, with his wife Laura. He was a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award winner in 2013.

Recent Press Articles

Daily Record December 2017 - The future's write

Belfast Telegraph Article - "Verity loved mischief... her diagnosis and death was a real shock, completely devastating - it changed how I think about everything"

ScotLitFest Virtual Book Festival - "Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist - A Chat with John Young"

Evening Times Article - "Dad writes bold new novel based on stories he wrote before cancer-stricken daughter passed away"

ScotLitFest Virtual Book Festival - "Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist - A Chat with John Young"

Bookwitch Review - "Bookwitch Review 18th September 2017"

The John Toal Show Interview with John Young - "John Young talks about the Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist"

Review of the Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist by Books Over Humans - "Books Over Humans Review"

Review of the Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist by Lisa Talks About.. - "Lisa Talks About... Review"

The Reader's Corner -YA Month - John Young "John Young talks about Young Adult Literature"

Little Blog of Library Treasures "Boook Review of the Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist"

Farewell Tour long-listed as one of 20 finalists for the Brandford Boase Award

Books


Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

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Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

Quick witted, sharp-tongued Connor Lambert won't take it any longer: the bullying, the secrets, the sympathy. He's been dying for years, but he's not dead yet. He's going down fighting.

Forming an unlikely friendship with fellow juvenile delinquent Skeates, the pair stage a break out and set off on a crazy route across Scotland to find Connor's dad, an inmate at Shotts prison. But Connor's left two things behind - the medication he needs to keep him alive, and the girl who makes living bearable.

Dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying - if Connor's dying, he might as well enjoy one last wild adventure.

 


Routen Wheel (coming soon)

Routen Wheel (coming soon)

“The Routen Wheel has claimed its fair share of victims, love. You know what I mean?”

American medical student Erin Tyrell receives a surprise inheritance from an uncle she never knew she had. Her windfall comes at an enormous loss to many people who are willing to do anything to protect their position. They are well practiced at murder, after all they orphaned Erin when she was five.


Sandy the Starfish

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Sandy the Starfish

Colourfully illustrated using cartoons, this interactive lift flap book is a must have for anyone with a child under 6 who is having injections and boosters.


The Success of Failure

The Success of Failure

A short story by John Young about Swimming the English Channel

Blog and Tweets

Latest Blog: Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist shortlisted for the Cheshire Schools Book Awards!

27th November 2017

Cheshire Schools Book Awards 2018

Not only is Farewell Tour of Terminal Optimist on the shortlist for Cheshire Schools Book Awards - it is off for a reprint already!

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