Friday, 3 August 2012

Mondays are Red and the lovely trailer

I came across the trailer for Mondays are Red the other day. My younger daughter made it and I think it's very wonderful indeed.

Mondays are Red is currently an ebook only. It was my first YA novel and had some fabulous reviews. You'll either love it or think it's weird! It's challenging and different, with weird language because it's seen through the eyes of a boy not only waking from a coma but discovering that he has synaesthesia.

And my daughter who made it is now looking for a proper job in the film industry, making documentaries. She now has enough great work experience on her CV that she's ready for proper, paid work as a researcher or production assistant.

Let me know if you have any ideas or contacts for her!

If you'd like to buy Mondays are Red from Amazon, it will make my day! ONly £2 at the moment. If you write a review, it will make my week ...

UK link

US link

Lulu link for non-Amazon purchases

It's written for teenagers but very often enjoyed by adults, especially those interested in language. Teachers will also be interested in the examples of inspired creative writing from pupils at the end of the ebook.

Here's that spooky trailer again!

Don't read on if you don't want to read any reviews:

The Bookseller: “This first novel will gain attention because of the striking style. A young boy recovering in hospital from meningitis is affected by a neurological condition that gives him acute sensitivity to sounds and colours. The kaleidoscope in his head produces a dazzling succession of images across the page. … This is a brilliant adaptation of the Faustian legend. Luke’s words produce an almost physical response – when he talks about Tuesday being like apricot, you can taste the fruit and the temptation. … Nicola Morgan is a fresh and original voice for this age group and a strong jacket should ensure the book gets the attention it deserves.”

The Guardian: “An outstanding novel that rewards rereading.”

The Sunday Herald: “This is a stunning, extraordinary debut.”

The Scotsman: “…extremely impressive debut.”

The Sunday Telegraph: “…oddly brilliant.”

The Observer: among the “Best 0f 2002″.

The Independent, Nicholas Tucker: “… a novel to brood over, written by a new and original talent.”


  1. Paws crossed for her. Film Australia has new studios here not far from us. I don't know if they have any vacancies - or if she would/could come here.

    1. Thanks, Cat. She's willing to travel but hoping for UK film industry first, I think. (I hope!) Quite a few irons in the fire so I'm hopeful, though I don't expect any sense of security for ages.

  2. Paws crossed for her! I know how she feels!


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