Spotted in Oxfordshire! Watch out, Professor Macavity!
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
The week has passed in a blur! Last Friday, I spent most of the day with Cathy Brett (Electrigirl illustrator extraordinaire) and Cas Lester (author of Wilfred the (Un)wise) as we launched our books on an unsuspecting world! (actually, pretty much everyone WAS expecting it, because I’d gone on about it so much…) The three … More Launching Electrigirl – party and events!
You know how when you’ve been anticipating something for SO long that when it actually arrives, you find it hard to believe?! Well, that. ELECTRIGIRL IS PUBLISHED! And I have been blogging extensively about its process. If you’ve got a spare five or ten minutes, grab a cuppa and click on these… A fabulous Happy … More ELECTRIGIRL is here!!
It’s my birthday! It’s a so-called ‘big’ one too, which I thought I was fine about, and then I woke up and went, ‘Oh no, I’m FORTY! WAAAAHHHH!’ It’s funny how numbers play such a big part in our lives. My youngest daughter is extremely insistent that she’s ‘Three AND A HALF’ at the moment … More Happy birthday to me!
So WHOOSH I guess that was the end of 2015 whizzing by! It has been MAD here. I’ve been working like crazy and then of course there was something called Christmas to sort out… and now it’s 2016 and I am plunging back into work with barely time to draw breath. Which is GREAT, by … More Happy New Year! (all right, all right, a bit late)
Yesterday Cathy Brett and I met up in Oxford for the OUP sales conference. Authors don’t usually get to go to these; it’s where all the books due to be published in the next however-many-months are presented to the sales reps. I assumed that the reps were divided up geographically – so one person would … More Introducing Electrigirl!
Oh, you know how it is. You mean to blog, and Stuff Happens, and then suddenly you’ve got to Do Other Stuff, and then before you know it another week has gone by and you still haven’t blogged… I know. You know. We all know. So, here’s a brief round-up of My Life in the … More Catching up…running on the spot again!
Here it is!! I am SO excited and thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for ELECTRIGIRL, out next Feb with OUP. Cathy Brett has done a fantastic drawing of Holly, our super-powered heroine, and JUST YOU WAIT till you see the insides!! I can’t believe it’s not going to be on sale for … More ELECTRIGIRL cover reveal!
Someone posted on Facebook the other day that she had been feeling ‘old’, and then a friend had asked, ‘Do you really think your best years are behind you?’ I think this is a great question. We spend a lot of time not living in the present: looking back and regretting stuff, or looking forward and worrying … More Dancing on air at Christmas