Publication Day Squee!

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. [...]

Authors on Writing and Reading Interview Series: Kendra Leighton

This week’s interview is with the lovely Kendra, whose debut ghostly romance YA novel Glimpse I finished reading recently and thoroughly enjoyed! It’s a refreshingly differently story based on the famous poem many of us have come across in our school studies – The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. I love how Kendra has reworked this [...]

YALC Recap

Last weekend I was at the UK’s first YA literature convention, an event organised by the lovely people at Booktrust and YA queen Malorie Blackman, and it turned out to be the maddest, most fun experience of my author life so far. It was just the best. There were tonnes of wonderful bookish people, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Book Review: Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne

A stunning novel about the power of hatred, revenge – and love.

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They say I’m evil.

The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o’clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite [...]

Reviews and Press Round Up

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 [...]

Book Review: Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve

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There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.

This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.

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