Beauty Sleep Blog Tour Announced!

Absolutely thrilled to be hosted on all these AWESOME blogs! Links below 🙂 10th May: https://jessheartsbooks.blogspot.com/ 11th May: https://drinkingbooks.wordpress.com/ 12th May: https://neverjudgeabookbyitscover.co.uk/ 13th May: http://www.laurapatriciarose.co.uk/ 14th May: http://www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk/ 15th May: https://queensofgeekdom.com/ 16th May: https://alittlebutalot.com/ 17th May: https://bookmurmuration.wordpress.com/ 18th May: https://bookslovereadersblog.wordpress.com/ 19th May: http://yaundermyskin.blogspot.com/ 20th May: https://writingwithwolves.co.uk/ 21st May: https://www.wordsfromareader.com/ 22nd May: http://www.sarahschapter.co.uk/ 23rd May: http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/ Phew!!!…

Who to Follow on Instagram!

One of my author visit talks is all about beauty standards through the ages and how social media can make us place unrealistic expectations on ourselves that can have a detrimental effect on our mental health. Trying to be perfect is poisonous. And yet, I love social media –  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  I belong to…

Ten Tips to Support Authors You Love

I’ve got lots of friends with books coming out soon. Some of them are well established writers who already have a following but some of them are debut writers, who might struggle to get their books noticed amid all the noise and excitement that surrounds big name books. So what can we readers do to…

Beauty Sleep – Let the Launching Begin

The last two weeks I have been all over the place celebrating book week and preparing for the launch of Beauty Sleep. I can’t get over how lucky I am that this is part of my job – thanks to all the lovely schools and book shops that have welcomed me so far. We’ve laughed…

New Year, New Book

It is January the 3rd 2019 which means I can officially say I have a book coming out THIS YEAR. It’s taken me long enough – it’s been three years since More of Me came out in the UK but I handed in my copy edits on Christmas Eve.  I made some fairly major changes…

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. 

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,…

Redbridge Book Award

More of Me has  been shortlisted for a few regional awards which is absolutely lovely. Even lovelier is that you get invited to award ceremonies that are heaps of fun. This week I was in Redbridge  with Teri Terry, Anne Cassidy, Christopher Edge and Peter Bunzl. We were spoiled rotten with an amazing lunch –…