The Memory Keepers Cover Reveal!

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 [...]

Page Proofs!

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 [...]

Authors on Writing and Reading Interview Series: Kate Kelly

Hello lovely readers! Man has this year flown by so far. Big apologies for not writing on here more – it’s utterly shameful that we’re almost half the way through 2014 and I’ve posted less than ten times this year. *Claps wrists* I just don’t know where the months have gone. I guess that’s something [...]

Teaser for The Memory Keepers

I love it when other authors do those picture review teaser thingies on Goodreads, so I did one for The Memory Keepers (and yes, that’s a cheeky 5-star rating for myself, but hey, it’s got to be done!). Here it is – a few things you can expect to find within it’s pages …

My Writing Process #mywritingprocess

The lovely Emma Carroll tagged me into the #writingprocess meme, which has got writers discussing the ways in which they work.

I love hearing about other writers’ processes. It’s strange, because writing is such a personal, unique thing, something that so many of us can barely describe or understand even ourselves, so you wouldn’t think [...]

Exciting News!

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 [...]

New Blurb for The Memory Keepers

Happy Wednesday all! Hope you’re having a great week so far?

Sorry I’ve been slow at posting lately. I blog much more frequently over at my fashion and lifestyle blog, and the rest of the time I’m just busy writing away! I’ve been a busy little typer. Last year I wrote two new books, one [...]

What Happens After Your Book is Published

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 [...]

Overcoming Writers Block

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 [...]

The Elites Extract

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 [...]