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…

The 2016 best — Bookwitch

I can not believe Book Witch has included me on her 2016 Best Books Pile. I need to have a lie down so I shall do that and share her blog instead of writing my own. THANK YOU BOOK WITCH!!!! Yes, there were good books, even in a year like 2016. Let’s not lose [all]…

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…

Lost and Found Giveaway by Kathryn Evans

Boom! Wow! In a weekend you smashed all our follow targets so – true to our word – the WORDS, will all be revealed. What can you win? Signed copies of all of our books including: Sue Wallman’s Lying About Last Summer – one of Zoella’s Book Club choices for  autumn 2016! Olivia Levez The Island – star…

#IAmAFeminist

Whoa! What a twitter backlash there’s been to that hashtag!  So many haters! But there were some who genuinely seemed interested in answers so, here you go, all opinions my own, all facts as accurate as I can make them:

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…