UK Cover Reveal

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it difficult to share good news at the moment in the light of everything that’s happening in the world. But stories are powerful and good stories can defeat bad ones, and so here is a little piece of good news. The Onion is preparing to sail on… Read on…

In the Light of the Stars

My husband and I are just back from a most wonderful week in Noway. We went to ski and the skiing was wonderful, but the highlight of the week was an night-time excursion to see the stars. Armed with binoculars and with our guide, Tim (an enthusiastic Englishman with a passion for photography and astronomy),… Read on…

Heroes and Villains

I had a lovely time visiting St Cenydd’s Comprehensive School in Caerphilly recently. I ran a workshop on creating fictional heroes and villains and the year 7s had great fun coming up with dastardly plots and heroic derring do. Here’s a link to an article on the school’s website I’m the person in the middle of… Read on…

Giveaway!

Attention all readers in the US and Canada! I’ve got together with Sarah Reida, author of Monsterville to do a magical double giveaway. One lucky person can win a signed copy of Monsterville and a signed copy of Voyage to Magical North. The competition is hosted by the very lovely Children’s Book Review and ends… Read on…

Merry Christmas!

2016 has been a strange year. So many awful things happening in the world, but some bright spots of loveliness too. The journey to publication has been exciting and stressful and wonderful and terrifying all at the same time. I am very grateful for the support of my husband and my friends, my editors and… Read on…

Journey to Dragon Island

Exciting news!  I’ve been closeted away for the past month working on what will be my third book but I’m allowed to emerge briefly to share this: the very incredible USA cover for The Journey to Dragon Island.  There are dinosaurs and explosions and… well, a book cover that has dinosaurs and explosions doesn’t really… Read on…

Guest Interview – Sarah Reida

Today, I am delighted to welcome my friend, critique partner and all-round fabulous author Sarah Schauerte Reida to the blog. Sarah’s debut novel, MONSTERVILLE: A LISSA BLACK PRODUCTION launches today. Thirteen-year-old Lissa Black is miserable when her parents force her to move from New York City (the perfect home for an aspiring writer/director/actress) to Freeburg, Pennsylvania,… Read on…