I’m really excited this year to be doing several literary festivals, talking about Electrigirl, and also performing with my musical author pals in our band First Draft (which was formed last year for the Wychwood Festival, thanks to organiser Barbara Pendrigh, who badgered us into it!) I’m planning my events and desperately trying to memorise … More Coming to a festival near you!
It’s been a really busy few weeks: I’ve been on a deadline for a short story, I did lots of Electrigirling, and then when everything stopped, I got ill! (Natch.) In all the being-away-from-my-deskness, I haven’t properly celebrated my wonderful news: Looking at the Stars has WON an award! Thank you to the wonderful people … More Looking at the Stars – latest awards news
I hate recommended reading lists. You know the ones: 100 books to read before you die, 100 best children’s books of all time. I especially hate book lists for teenagers, because teenagers are as wildly different from each other as there are grains of sand on a beach. Having said all that, sometimes a book … More Crush – review
Ever since I became a children’s author, I’ve been aware of World Book Day. Especially aware that children dress up as characters from books. Other people’s books. But NOT THIS YEAR! This year, for the first time EVER, kids have been dressing up as one of MY characters – and it is AWESOME! Here are … More Real Kids Dress Up As Electrigirl
It’s been a CRAAAAZY week! I started my events on Tuesday, when Cathy Brett and I did some Electrigirl workshops at Burford School (where I’m patron of reading) Then on Thursday, I spent World Book Day itself with the students of Rye St Antony in Oxford, who were fab and really enthusiastic. Huge thanks to … More World Book Day and Ox Comic Con – whoosh!