The bunting is up in Fraser Ross Towers for Tanya Landman, whose remarkable novel, Buffalo Soldier, has been longlisted for The Carnegie Medal. Congratulations to her, and to the team at Walker Books, which has dominated this year's longlist. You can read Tanya's account of the creative road that led to her writing the book here.
Tanya is no stranger to the Carnegie Medal - her first YA novel, Apache, was shortlisted in 2008. It didn't win the medal, but it was voted the favourite by the Shadowing Groups all over the UK.