I’ll be on Radio Verulam on Wednesday night at 7.40pm talking about The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood.
WARNING: This is a very dark, adult fiction novel... children beware!
Tune in on 92.6 FM or use the link and listen live: http://www.radioverulam.com/
I have a couple of events coming up. The next few are not open to all - Scouts, Chatterbooks events, and library visits, but I am doing an open day that every one is welcome to on:
Saturday 27 January at Luton Central Library from 11-2pm
It is a free, drop-in event that everyone is welcome to, called Indie Author Day. Feel free to drop by and say hello. I'll be doing a reading at 12.
To celebrate both the start of 2018 and the Spring launch of my new book, Thirteenth Wish I will be posting some of the illustrations. Here’s the first:
This is my beautiful cat, Sophie deciding politely whether she’s ready to come indoors. I rarely mention my cat, it’s always about the dog, Stanley. as he’s so present. Sophie was the first, the original, selected as a feral kitten from the RSPCA long before we thought about having children. She was the most unassuming, timid creature who took a lifetime to build trust but once she did was totally and completely loyal. At fifteen she was still bright and healthy but there must’ve been an underlying heart problem as she died suddenly last night. We’re all very sad in our house. People often suggest I should write about dogs but you don’t have to be a dog or a cat lover; you can be both x
Neither of my books are officially nominated for World Book Day choice BUT you can still add them as your book of choice if you’d like to? Here’s the link: http://www.worldbookday.com/ideas/share-story-vote/age-9-12/
For those of you who don’t recognise this book, it was revolutionary in Children’s Literature as it was one of the first ‘gritty’ Young Adult (YA) novels to be published. We’ve got lots to choose from nowadays! I’ve never read it and always meant to so when I saw it for 50p in one of my local charity shops I snapped it up.
BTW I’m a charity shop addict and have been inspired to be braver in my wardrobe choices by listening to talks by Caroline Jones. Caroline did something amazing in honour of her mother. Intrigued? Look her up (hint: she’s not the Australian singer!)
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