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…

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 –…

More of Me Lands Stateside!

Earlier this week I received a parcel… Available from 13th June you can order it here, from actual Barnes and Noble in actual America!!! Excited? Me? Errrrm…   YES!

The SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2017

By Kathryn Evans Sometimes, when you start on a journey, there are certain dreams that seem ridiculously  beyond your reach but you dream them anyway because they just  keep you going.  And sometimes, ridiculously, no matter how far beyond your reach they seem,  those dreams can come true.   The Society of Children’s Book writers and Illustrators…

More of Me is One Year Old

By Kathryn Evans I feel like I should have a little birthday tea. One year ago today, my first book was born. After more than 15 years of trying, I became an actual, real life  published author. My debut YA novel More of Me was released by Usborne  to U.K. readers. The birth was celebrated by…

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…