And the winner is…

by Kathryn Evans The last few days have been unbelievable – first the Carnegie nomination and now this…you guys did this, you awesome, wonderful, lovely, amazing folk – THANK YOU. More of Me has WON the Edinburgh International Festival First Book Award and YOU made it happen. There are not enough thank yous in the…

When a Review Makes you Cry.

I have had some amazing reviews for More of Me. The Book Bag,  Lovereading4kids, Serendipity Reviews, Guardian Children’s books all rated it highly: one of the book sellers in my local Waterstones is pushing for it to be book of the month. Generally it’s been really well received. There’s been some not great reviews too – one on  a…

Identity – Why Growing Up is So Hard.

  Nicola Morgan Helps Understand. Questions of identity are at the heart of my book More of Me.  Teva,  my main character,  really struggles with growing up and, though her circumstances are unique, she’s absolutely not alone in the way she feels. Growing up is hard.  Since the book came out, I’ve been  touched by the number…

How Facebook Brings You Readers.

  Want to know my  action plan on how to be media savvy? How to strategise promotions on social media? Well, sorry, but you’re in the wrong place. Having people try and sell me stuff makes me want to scream. This is more a  reminder  to be a human. Most humans are great. Let me introduce you to…

Wonderful World Book Day!

Things I should be doing: Writing the last quarter of my new novel (I’m getting there, OK?) Food shopping ( we’ve got crisps, it’ll be fine) Working on the edits for the US version of More of Me ( I will, I will) Things I am actually doing: Looking at these fab pictures from last…

More of Me is OUT NOW

I am in a whirl. What a crazy, crazy week it’s been. My amazing family and friends cleared out two launch events of books. Incredible reviews have been rolling in every day. I’ve been given flowers and chocolates and beautiful hand made More of Me stars (from my editor – we love a bit of…

The Hatching of a Rare New Book – Ellen Renner

Originally posted on GirlsHeartBooks:
To be read-inside-your-head in a hushed, David Attenborough-ish voice: We’re here tonight to observe the birth of an extraordinary and rare creature: the truly original book. (Pauses for emphasis.) We have been stalking this creature’s mother for years, knowing she was heavily pregnant with story. But the gestation period experienced by…

Kathryn Evans and Usborne Books Are in A Relationship.

If you’re a friend of mine on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed the buzz surrounding the announcement that my YA novel, More of Me, is to be published by Usborne in 2016. I’m pretty sure the outpouring of congratulations  is because I’ve been on the shelf longer than most.  If it can happen to me,…