Overwhelming Oxfordshire Book Awards!

Yesterday I went along to the Oxfordshire Book Awards to pick up my award for A Library of Lemons, which won the Secondary category. I say that so coolly, but I was SO THRILLED because as many people will know, I’ve been gatecrashing the OBAs since 2011 (I think), where I have, over the years, … More Overwhelming Oxfordshire Book Awards!

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A Library of Lemons wins the Oxfordshire Book Award!

I’m really, really thrilled to announce that A LIBRARY OF LEMONS has won the secondary category in the Oxfordshire Book Awards 2017! Huge thanks to the children of the participating schools – you rock! The OBA is my favourite award because it’s right on my doorstep and I grew up here. Two years ago I … More A Library of Lemons wins the Oxfordshire Book Award!

A wonderful afternoon at the Oxfordshire Book Awards 2015

We all like to feel special, don’t we? And sometimes for writers that can be difficult. We work in isolation most of the time; we are now (through social media) more aware than ever of what other writers and publishers are up to (which means we know when we haven’t been invited to launches or … More A wonderful afternoon at the Oxfordshire Book Awards 2015

Some nice things…

Earlier this week I discovered to my utter delight that LOOKING AT THE STARS has come second in the secondary school category of the Oxfordshire Book Award 2015! They don’t call it ‘second’ or ‘runner-up’, but ‘Highly Commended’ is my new title 🙂 I am SO very chuffed. Marcus Sedgwick won with SHE IS NOT … More Some nice things…