Tag Archives: Discover Kelpies

Interview with Xavier Bonet

Though we know the old adage not to judge a book by its cover, we all do. I love the cover of The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle. It tells a potential reader so much about the book before they’ve … Continue reading

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Today!

The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle is out today!!! It’s a very special moment. I loved chatting to my friend’s daughter outside school this morning. She has already read the first few chapters. Her enthusiasm for the book (my book!) … Continue reading

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One week…

Since last week, the mysterious door has been popping up all over the country! From Edinburgh to Exeter! πŸ˜‰ Follow my social media accounts over in the side bar to see where it pops up next —> It is just … Continue reading

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Book extract

Counting down… it’s four weeks to the publication of The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle. The clip above is from my publisher’s YouTube channel – me reading an extract from the book to whet your whistles. Isn’t it funny seeing … Continue reading

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Counting down

Six weeks today, my middle-grade children’s novel, The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle, will be hitting bookshop shelves. I’m both excited, and very nervous. The excited part of me made this book trailer! For those of you who read my … Continue reading

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Picture Books 2020 (and pirate fishfingers)

I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year despite the clouds of Covid hanging over all of us. Being in Tier 2 we were able to see some family on Christmas Day. It was a very odd feeling, … Continue reading

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When I Write

For those of you who don’t know, this week, two years ago, I won the Kelpies Prize at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. On Instagram this week, my publisher posted a photo of me accepting the prize from the wonderful … Continue reading

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This time last week…

How strange to read back my blog post of last week. Was that only last week? It feels a life time ago. Back then, we were planning provisional childcare arrangements but we had imagined the lockdown to still be a … Continue reading

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London bound

I love that I live in a city that switches the streetlights off at night. You’re welcome to have a pleasant evening in Exeter but, anyone out and about after the streetlights have gone off had better have a good … Continue reading

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Kelpies Prize 2019

At the end of last week the Kelpies Prize winners of 2019 were announced up in Edinburgh. I say winners because this year there was a change of format to the prize. This year the Floris team were asking for samples … Continue reading

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