Beauty Sleep Preview

Usborne are sharing exciting extracts of their new books for 2019 – including Beauty Sleep.  If you’d like to have a sneaky peak, all you have to do is sign up for their newsletter here. And all I have to do is chew my nails in a panic that people will like my new baby….

Secret Content – Hidden Auras!

I’ve just been to the fabulous SCBWI annual conference and I learned a thing! Well, I learned lots of things but here’s a really fun thing you can join in with. You will need: A smart phone. The HP Reveal app. A copy of More of Me. How to find the hidden content: Download the…

Beauty Sleep Cover Reveal!

  My new book, Beauty Sleep, will be out in April 2019 and I’m beyond excited to show you the cover, designed by Usborne’s amazing Will Steele. Laura is frozen for over forty years.  When she wakes up, she has  new friends to make,  a new language to learn, new people to trust. How do…

Librarians Save Lives

I had a wonderful evening last week, that both filled me with joy and left me sad and frustrated. 

Why Writers Need Friends.

I’ve been looking through my ideas file for the next thing I want to work on, and  found something I want to share with you, especially if you are an unpublished writer feeling like it’s never going to happen. It’s from 2010,  the early days of Facebook and it mattered to me so much, I …

Book Week 2018 (A bit belated)

I had an amazing book week earlier this year but I haven’t posted about it yet for reasons that will become apparent… First stop was  Torbridge High in Plymouth, where they matched their book of the week poster with my galaxy hair! This was such a lovely welcoming school, I had a fabulous day.  …

Christmas Gifts for Readers and Writers

I was going to write a post about love and loss at Christmas but find I just don’t have the heart. Instead, I want to give you a gift. For writers, here are three  websites you’d do well to follow: For tips, advice and support, Notes From The Slushpile is the place to be.  I…

And the winner is…Bold, Brilliant and Bonkers.

By Kathryn Evans Bold, brilliant and bonkers? Me? Well, maybe, but I think Addy Farmer was talking about my book in this fabulous video of the SCBWI Crystal Kite for Uk and Ireland: And proving that she was probably right about me, this is what I was wearing when I received the award… I know,…

Alt-Write – A Creative Reaction to Uncertain Times

A lot of things have happened in the world recently, scary things, things that make me sad. A lot of hate and misinformation has been shared. A lot of people have been hurt, physically and mentally. Individually, it’s hard to believe you can do anything about it – that when those in power behave in…

Top Tips for New Writers

By Kathryn Evans School visits are always over too quickly – here’s a little motivational video for the fab writers I meet when I’m out and about 🙂 And here’s another on developing characters! Feel free to ask questions!

Edinburgh Book Festival: 2017

In which I nearly miss the most exciting event of my writing life. Last year I was invited to take part in Edinburgh International Book Festival. I was very over excited – it was my first major event as a published author and I had a hard job believing I was actual there…. In my…