Return to Wonderland released!

This week Return to Wonderland is released into the world. I have a short story in this wonderful book along with eleven other wonderful contemporary children’s writers, and here is the first line of my tale:

I can’t wait for you all to read the book, when it comes out on the 27th with MacmillanKidsUK! You can preorder the book before that frabjous day from waterstones here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/return-to-wonderland/various/9781529006032 …

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

On Tuesday night I attended the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017, where Moonlocket was nominated in the Children’s Book Category, along with five other authors. Christian O’Connell for Radio Boy, Maz Evans, for Who Let the Gods Out, Robin Stevens for The Guggenheim Mystery, Katherine Rundell for The Explorers and Emma Carroll for Letters From the Lighthouse. I got to hang out with some of the other authors for the evening, and I couldn’t have been more proud to be up there with this line up that includes many of my favourite children’s authors. Especially to be there for Moonlocket, which is the second book in the series, as those are the books that often get overlooked. So its great that it’s found a readership who love it just as much as the first one! The award in the children’s category went to Emma Carroll for Letters From the Lighthouse. Congratulations Emma! I love Emma’s books and have yet to read this one but really look forward to it.