Nicola up for book award

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Edinburgh author Nicola Morgan has been shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011.

Ms Morgan has had around 90 books published, including Thomas the Tank Engine adaptations and home learning books.

Now her most recent novel, Wasted, has been shortlisted in the older readers category.

Nicola said: “It’s a massive honour, especially since there are so many great Scottish writers and the competition is really strong.”

The winners will be announced in February.