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Hi everyone - welcome to my website
Here you'll find out all about my books: how I write them, where the ideas come from, news of forthcoming books, what I'm doing next and lots of other things you may want to know! I'd love to hear from you - get in contact and let me know what you think about my novels.
Don't forget you can keep in touch with what I am up to through my blog (below) - I'll be updating it regularly.
Will be at the Acorn Theatre, Penzance on Friday, Feb 21st for a vibrant new women’s spoken word event called Loose Muse.
I’ll be reading and talking about my work along with great writers and performers such as Agnes Meadows, Ann Alexander, Jane Pugh, Angela Stoner and Fi Read to name but a few.
Come along to this great platform for women writers of all genres to showcase their work, be it poetry, stories, plays, songwriting, travel-writing, blogs etc. Lots of interaction and some open-mic slots.
And yes, men are welcome and it’s only £2 on the night.
See you at the Acorn at 7.30!
It’s always a huge honour when an author’s book is shortlisted for an award. I’m delighted to announce that two of mine have recently been shortlisted.
For my younger readers, “My Funny Family Gets Bigger” has been shortlisted for the Surrey Book Award. Well done Mattie!
And for my older readers, “The Day I Met Suzie” has been shortlisted for the KYBA Award.
Many thanks. I’m over the moon.
You may have noticed I’ve not been posting on my site…or facebook…or Twitter …
Well, truly huge apologies! I’ve been taking a break on the other side of the world for a few months, restoring the batteries, catching up with family and old friends and generally chilling out.
But now I’m back and raring to go! I have a book to edit next week and I’m about to go back on social media. So do get in touch if you want any questions answered or you have an opinion about one of my books or you would like to book an event at your school or festival.I would love to hear from you and promise to get back to you asap.
Daymer Bay must be one of the most beautiful venues for a Book Festival. Enjoyed talking to a lovely teen audience about “He’s After Me” and “The Day I Met Suzie” on Saturday.
Been busy writing books four and five of my younger series, “My Funny Family”. The Butterfield family have been busy putting on talent shows and moving house in the aptly titled, “My Funny Family’s Got Talent” and “My Funny Family Moves House”. Look out for them in the new year. I LOVE seeing the world through Mattie’s eyes. She’s a worrier, just like me.
But I haven’t forgotten my teen readers. Will be at the North Cornwall Book Festival on Saturday, 26th October at 1pm talking about my thriller, “The Day I Met Suzie”. FREE EVENT!!!! But good idea to phone ahead and book a ticket. Look forward to seeing you there.
Find out how I became an author on my guest post at Amber’s brilliant blog http://www.themilelongbookshelf.com/2013/10/guest-post-my-journey-to-publishing-32c.html#.UlfX51PZfTo … via @MileLongBookS
Here are the brilliant winners of the Cornishman short story awards. Special congratulations to Iris, Evie and Hannah, the over-all winners of each section. Well done the girls!
Really looking forward to meeting the winners of the Cornishman Newspaper Annual Short Story Award On Thursday 26th September at the beautiful Tregenna Castle in St Ives. Three age-groups, three winners and an amazing standard of writing. See you there!
Huge apologies if you’ve been trying to contact me for school visits or other events. My website and email address have been down for a fortnight which has been hugely frustrating for me and possibly for you. But we’re up and running again (Hurrah!) so please do get in touch if you are thinking of booking a visit or you want to know more about my books.
Will be talking about my latest book in the Secrets Club series, “No Match for Dani”. In case by any chance you’ve not come across the Secrets Club yet (Where’ve you been?) it’s about four girls, Ali, Tash, Dani and Lissa, who become firm friends at the start of secondary school and promise to tell each other everything (as you do).
But each one has a secret and each secret is VERY different.
Come along to find out what Dani’s secret is and talk or hear about what it feels like to be starting secondary school.
See you at Waterstones in Truro on Thursday 8th August at 12.00 midday (NOT 12 midnight!) to find out what Dani’s been up to.