For the last six months I’ve been working on a new and exciting project, set in the art world. It’s my first historical novel, about a subject I’ve always adored, with a heroine who’s about to shake up Victorian London. Here’s the cover reveal … Click on the photo to
Autumn is here, school is back, the nights are drawing in … and I’m off to a bunch of festivals in the next few weeks, to talk about music, Love Song and writing. So if you can, come and find me. Saturday 1 October: The Wigtown Book Festival, Scotland, in
Next month I’ll be chairing a music-related panel at a great event for YA books in West London called YA Shot. If you want to come and see lots of authors for teens talking about their books, make sure you get a ticket. As part of the blog tour for
I’ve been looking at my wardrobe (this is not uncommon) wondering what to wear. Festival time is here. Tomorrow I’ll be onstage at the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham, and over the next few weeks I’ll be in Derby, Chichester, London for YALC, Scotland for Wigtown, Bath, the Isle of Wight
As someone who tried to get published for ten years before my first book was launched, I’m always so excited for new writers. Especially writers I know. So I’m THRILLED and proud that one of my recent students has just published her first book. She is Camilla Chester, and her
I’m so excited to be working on my new talk for Years 9-12 in secondary schools. It’s called Winning Like A Girl, and it’s all about how to be confident and successful while staying true to who you are. (And if that’s just a little bit weird, no problem.) I
A little while ago I got to wander around the Children’s department at Waterstones Piccadilly and pick out some of the books I loved growing up. Here are a few of them. (And if you get that chance to check out the department – go! It’s brilliant.)
The week that once seemed so far away has finally arrived! Love Song is officially launched on Thursday. Join me in celebrating by sharing your favourite video of a love song – and look out for some of mine. The blog tour starts on Friday, with the Overflowing Library.
For the past two years I’ve been Patron of Reading at The Abbey School in Reading (the place, not the activity. I know …) It’s a brilliant scheme, bringing authors and schools together – and if you don’t have a Patron of Reading at your school yet, ask for one!