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!
Every month, you’ll find me on Girls Heart Books, talking about writing. Yesterday, I wrote about the making of a book, from first idea to finished copy. You can read all about it here. Love Song has arrived at last – 20 author copies in a box from my publishers,
The blog tour is announced! And I have the most beautiful banner for it! (Thanks, Chicken House.) Come and find out more about boys, bands and books on some of my favourite bloggy places in April …
In honour of International Women’s Day today, I was thrilled to be asked by The Bookseller to write about strong female role models in YA fiction. So I did. And I added some non-fiction too. Which they were fine with. (And fiction included manga, so yay.) Guess which of these