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 [...]
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 [...]
For me, Matt Haig summed it up when he said writers block = writer’s indecision. I don’t believe in writer’s block. I believe in things in life that stop you writing or make it harder. In the lure of procrastination. In a lack of confidence. I believe in how on [...]
Hey lovely readers! I can’t believe it’s just 70 days to publication now (I didn’t count, I promise – Waterstones told me). That’s less than 100! Less than three months! Less time than I’m ready but also too much. Anyway, as publication is looming and proofs are already out there with booksellers and lots of [...]