When (two of) your Family Members are Published before you are

A couple of recent Royal Mail arrivals kicked off a round of excitement in our household. Before I start, I should say we’re not great with the old snail mail – most of our household admin is taken care of online – so if a letter doesn’t have the hallmark of ‘Important-looking Official Thing that Requires Immediate Attention’ or family … Read More

YA Extravaganza with David Levithan, Juno Dawson, Alice Oseman, Lucy Christopher and Simon James Green – 30th April 2018

YA extravaganza

One of the things I’ve discovered since throwing myself into the UK YA writers’ scene, is the Twitter hashtag #UKYA. Imagine my excitement when I saw a notification from Waterstones Piccadilly for a talk hosting David Levithan, Juno Dawson, Alice Oseman, Lucy Christopher, and Simon James Green. All for a fiver (check me and my Londoner-speak). It seemed too good … Read More

YA Shot Recap

YA Shot Recap

What is it?: In the words of the organisers themselves, “YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young Adult and Middle Grade festival that raises the money and resources to run a year-long programme pairing libraries and schools for free author events to foster a love of reading, inspire a passion for writing, and encourage aspirations to careers in the Arts.” … Read More

London Writers’ Festival 28th October – YA Recap

Yesterday I woke up after having friends ‘round for dinner and debated whether I should trip it into London for the Saturday programme of the London Writers’ Festival YA weekend. I sat down and did a few hours of revision on my current MS. Part of me was feeling lazy after a late night, and just wanted to hang out … Read More