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James Patterson!!!

Wes, my editor in the US, has just emailed me to let me know that James Patterson – quite possibly one of the best-selling writers in all of history – has read Furnace Lockdown (well, the US version, so Lockdown: Escape From Furnace) and loved it! Loved it enough, in fact, to give us this quote to use:

“Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises.” –James Patterson

How cool is that?! I’ve read a couple of Patterson’s Alex Cross novels for adults and they’ve been tense, gripping reads (I love the films too), so it’s a real honour to know that he’s read my book and liked it. Thanks James! With any luck it will help me sell a fraction of the 150 million books that he has sold to date!