Today I’m blogging over at Readaraptor about why I believe everyone can contribute something to society, and how sad it is that people are lonely when it only takes a little kindness. You can read it at http://www.readaraptor.co.uk/2014/02/looking-at-stars-blog-tour-where-do-i.html – thanks for having me, Raimy!
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 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/
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!
My new book LOOKING AT THE STARS is about to hit the shelves! And YOU could help me celebrate its launch by coming to my party! The date is Wednesday 5th February. The venue is Blackwells Book Shop in Oxford (click here to find it) The time is 7-9pm. I’m genuinely thrilled to be able … More Come to my book launch!
I’m so excited! People have been reading advance copies of Looking at the Stars and they’re putting up their reviews online, and there have been some LOVELY comments! First there was this one from the wonderfully-named PetrovaFossil on The Guardian Books Blog: “Looking at the Stars is one of the best, if not the BEST book … More First reviews for Looking at the Stars are in!
I’m so thrilled with these! They’re button badges which say I’M LOOKING AT THE STARS and I ordered them from the lovely people at www.buttonbadges.co.uk – aren’t they BRILLIANT?! I sent them a design (done by the fantastic Dom at Random House – thank you!) and they made the badges from it. I shall be taking them … More Badges arrive for Looking at the Stars!