Find out more at Waterstones – see ‘extras’.
Plus my post at Girls Heart Books!
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!
Thank you very much to Keris Stainton for tagging me in this Q&A about next novels and works in progress. This is a Wednesday thing, I’ve discovered, so watch out for posts from other authors today and every coming Wednesday!
Read Keris’s post here, and mine below…
What is the working title of your next book?
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Tag other authors…
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.
Other snippets of news…
Diary of a Mall Girl, the book originally written interactively in instalments for Fiction Express, is set to be published as a print book and an ebook by Curious Fox in spring 2013. Find out more about it at my Diary of a Mall Girl page and, of course, at Curious Fox.
Random House have launched a new website called Totally Random Books. It has competitions and author features, and you can look up all sorts of books there, read extracts and leave reviews. Here’s a page of my Totally Random Books.
Just before the summer holidays, I was delighted to be invited to Dawlish Community College to give out certificates to wonderful keen readers. (Read about their Accelerated Reading programme – and party! And spot me wearing green in the picture.)
I think that’s all for now…
Spotted on the shiny new shelves of the Teenage section and pictured below: one of the books chosen by the students of Newton Abbot College and Coombeshead Academy. (Thank you!)
Also I highly recommend checking out The Pink Thing at Luna’s Little Library. This site is looking at various books that have pink covers (including Kiss Date Love Hate) and finding out what lies beyond the pink…
(Photos by People’s Republic of South Devon, reproduced with kind permission under Creative Commons Licence.)
I was thrilled to be interviewed at Newton Abbot College by a student called Natalia, who asked me some great questions about my books and about writing life. Huge thanks to Natalia and also to Ms Slade and Mr Abiks.
Watch the interview below.
Filmed & edited by Ivor Abiks
I’ve just found a lovely writeup of my World Book Day 2012 visit to Torquay Community College.
Huge thanks to all the wonderful students and staff!
Extreme Kissing is now an audiobook!
Find out more in the W H Howes catalogue, and listen to an extract below.
Extreme Kissing audiobook extract:
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