I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan is a book I wouldn’t necessarily have picked up had it not been shoved into my hand on a visit to Piccadilly Press – and my goodness, I’m so glad it was. It’s one of those books that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. We … More I’ll Be There – review
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 here!! I can FINALLY show you the cover of A LIBRARY OF LEMONS, my standalone novel for 9-12s with Piccadilly Press, out in May! This book has gone through such a ‘journey’ (argh!) and I am really, really proud of it. So I am delighted to say that I absolutely adore this cover and … More A Library of Lemons – EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL!
I was keen to read ONLY WE KNOW by Simon Packham because a) he used to blog for Girls Heart Books and I never got around to reading anything of his (and I really do try to read stuff by bloggers who help me run the site!) and b) it’s published by Piccadilly Press, who are … More Only We Know – review
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!
What a beautiful-looking book this is. Illustrator Nicola Kinnear and designer Mina Bach have done a superb job on the cover of THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE. The title, of course, is pretty awesome too – and the strapline ‘Murder can be terribly inconvenient’ is an instant hook for me. I adore Agatha Christie, … More The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place – review
A few weeks ago I hinted at some good news that I couldn’t share yet. And THEN I had some MORE good news, and frankly it’s all just been SO NICE. I’m so thrilled that I can finally spill the beans! I am absolutely over the moon to announce that OUP will be publishing my … More Finally I can spill the beans: two book deals!