An extra big squee today because it’s publication day number 2! I didn’t ever expect there to be a number 1, let alone a second, and I am beyond excited and happy and grateful and overwhelmed that as of today there are two of my books out in the world. [...]
GUYS I’M SO EXCITED! Today I get to share with you the cover for my second novel, The Memory Keepers – and isn’t it absolutely beautiful! When Hot Key showed me the cover they’d made for The Elites, I didn’t think it could get much better. But then this came along. Huge props to Jan [...]
Looky looky look! How beautiful do this bad boy look? Receiving page proofs from my publisher is one of my favourite parts of the process. It’s the first time you see your story looking like a proper book, and words you’ve read over and over again now look fresh and new. However, it’s [...]
Drumroll please lovely readers, because I have truly exciting news that I’m finally allowed to announce! You might have heard already if you’re up to date on all things YA, but Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman has organised YALC, the UK’s very first young adult literature convention, and me?
I’m in it.
YALC will take place [...]
It was a year of many wonderful firsts. My first ever edit with an actual editor! My first ever page proofs! My first ever party at my publishers! My first ever cover! My first ever book launch! And of course – my first ever BOOK! So, so exciting.
I won’t ever get [...]
Short answer: Not a lot.
Long answer: A few things change, but mostly it’s back to the usual. And by usual I mean, more writing. EVEN more now, because you’re feeling the pressure from your publisher’s deadline (if you had more than a one book deal), and you have readers now who are waiting on [...]
Last week was my book launch at the gorgeous Notting Hill bookstore Lutyens & Rubinstein. It was a night I’ll never forget – I’m so glad I put the time and money into organising it. It was incredible to have all my friends and family there, as well as book bloggers and [...]
A strange thing that happens as your pub date looms is that people start talking about your book (YOUR BOOK!), writing reviews and featuring it on their blogs and just generally saying Very Nice Things Indeed. It’s a terrifying time, because it makes you realise that you have no control over your book anymore. All [...]