Today I’m blogging over on Karen King’s website, where I answer her questions about how I began writing, my top tip for anyone wanting to be a writer, and two ‘fun facts’ about me and my peculiar talents! http://www.karenking.net/blog/
Today I’m blogging over at Big Book Little Book about why I think it’s REALLY important that boys read books with female central characters as well as male ones. http://www.bigbooklittlebook.com/2014/01/looking-stars-guest-post/
Today I’m blogging over on Words on the Shelf about why I chose the title that I did – thanks to Mazz for hosting! http://wordsontheshelf.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/guest-postblog-tour-looking-at-stars-by.html
Today I’m blogging over at Pen To Paper – thanks for having me, Dani! If you click on the link below, you can find out how Looking at the Stars was written and what the disadvantages are to writing without a plan! http://www.pentopaperblog.com/2014/01/looking-at-stars-by-jo-cotterill-blog.html Due to a small glitch, the photo I meant to go with … More Why Looking at the Stars was a pantster’s and not a planner’s book
I’ve been working on a project for a long time now. It’s never got beyond the first 10,000 words, and it keeps changing, but I SO want it to work. A few months ago, I got in touch with Cathy Brett, who is a super, super illustrator, and asked her if she’d be interested in … More Plotting world domination…
I have started my blog tour! You can find me over at Books and Writers JNR today, talking about how Looking at the Stars began, along with photos of the Syrian story that shocked me in its similarity last winter. http://booksandwritersjnr.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/looking-at-the-stars-blog-tour/
Suzy Puttock is not happy. Her mother (scrimping and saving since blowing all the money on older daughter Amber’s wedding) has won a caravan and has persuaded them all to go camping in West Wales. Suzy doesn’t do camping (neither do I, so I sympathise!) and there are a number of reasons why this will … More Suzy P and the Trouble with Three – review
I was sent this book for review by Hot Key Books, after I eagerly jumped at the offer. I love any books that subvert gender ideas by getting girls to play football or boys to do…well, knitting. Ben Fletcher is one of those boys you wouldn’t notice. He ambles along through life, with his three … More Boys Don’t Knit – review
I’ve been writing some guest blog posts for other blogs to promote Looking at the Stars – and here’s where I shall be in a virtual sense!
I took these a few mornings ago from my dining room window. I love skies!