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A cover for Cuckoo

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This beauty is the cover for my next book, Cuckoo, which is out in August. I absolutely love it.   You can find out here about the design process by ultra-talented designer Jack Smyth and fashion photographer Robecca Naen, not forgetting the editor who briefed them, Sarah Castleton. Cuckoo is about Jake… He’s a household […]

October outings

At present I am mostly skulking in my writing cave.  Occasionally I’m allowed out, for important stuff, like delivering a child to university, or buying food, but mostly it’s an unrelenting slog of looking at the screen, crying, writing words, deleting them, banging head against brick wall and demanding reassurance from long-suffering friends and family. […]

UKYA Day

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So, over on Twitter, it’s #UKYA Day, a day to celebrate all things UKYA organised by the completely wonderful  Lucy Powrie, 15-year-old book blogger and  total superwoman.   One of the great things about UKYA is that the books are set here in the UK, and also anywhere else we UKYA authors fancy. My next […]

Off and On the Map

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How much do I adore the cover that Atom’s fabulous designers have come up with for This is Not A Love Story?  The heart is cut out from a map of Amsterdam, so immediately I checked it out to see how many key locations in the book are covered. The book is about three teenagers, […]

March: prison, Gove, a sweet prince and a grand hotel.

Romance in Amsterdam...

March whizzed by in a bit of a whirr for me –  I’ve been working so hard to finish my latest book, provisionally titled This is Not a Love Story, a book about two London teenagers who end up taking their A levels in Amsterdam.     The first draft was due in January (gulp) […]