There’s an interview with me about the Hay Festival at Girls Heart Books right now.
You can also read a little about each of my library events in the post below.
Thank you very much to all the wonderful people I met while I was out and about!
Aaah, new year, fresh start, new books…
Diary of a Mall Girl will be out in a couple of months, and there should be some exciting events coming up to celebrate this. Watch out for news!
Happy New Year, everyone!
I’ve been busy on the blogs, and not just Chicklish…
Here I am at UKYA, a website dedicated to showcasing authors based in Britain, writing about some of my favourite teen reads from the last century. (A while ago, UKYA asked readers to vote for their favourite UK teen books, and I’m thrilled that Kiss Date Love Hate made it to the Top 100 list. Thank you very much to the readers who voted for it!)
I’ve been recommending teen fiction series at YA Contemporary, a post you can also find at Bookbag.
Over at Girls Heart Books, I’ve been posting away. Here’s a roundup of my Girls Heart Books posts.
And – newsflash – I have a non-fiction book out this week! It’s about blogging, and here’s a cover image:
Find out more at Hachette, the publisher.
Lastly, I’d like to thank Dawlish Community College for inviting me in to run a fun writing workshop with Year 8 English students a couple of weeks ago.
Read the post here, and note the giveaway at the end! There’s a signed copy of Split by a Kiss to be won after the closing date of 31st August 2011, as well as lots of other books on offer.
Hope you’re enjoying summer!
Back in the days when Split by a Kiss had just been released and I was a (*cough*) fresh-ish-faced debut author, a book site called WriteAway asked me and fellow author Leila Rasheed (Chips, Beans and Limousines: The Fantastic Diary of Bathsheba Clarice De Trop!) to interview each other via a long, involved and fun Skype chat.
Time has since ticked on, Leila and I have both had other books published, and WriteAway has recently moved – to the Just Imagine Story Centre. Its move meant that the interview popped up in my Google alerts and I was reminded of that heady time. I thought I’d share it…
As we said at the time: “‘We have tidied it up slightly, but we wanted to keep the feel of an on-line conversation, so we haven’t corrected all the mistakes. Sometimes it looks as if we’ve completely ignored each other’s questions in order to blather on about ourselves, but it’s just that our messages have crossed with each other!”
You can also read the interview from Leila Rasheed’s side.
Check out Leila Rasheed’s site.
Authors for Japan is a site launched by author Keris Stainton in order to raise money for the Japan Tsunami Appeal.
Authors around the world have donated items including signed books, detailed advice for aspiring writers, the chance to name characters in future books, and lots more. The auction closes at 8pm on Sunday 20th March. To bid, simply leave a comment with the amount of your bid in the relevant comment box.
See Authors for Japan for full details.
YA authors who have donated include Keren David, Stephanie Burgis, Cat Clarke, Emily Gale, Nicola Morgan, Tamsyn Murray, Luisa Plaja, Susie Day, Lucy Coats, Savita Kalhan, Miriam Halahmy, Caroline Green, Kay Woodward and more…
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