Happy Festive Season!

'Twas the night before Christmas, the office quiet as winter. Nothing was stirring, not even the printer. But on stroke of midnight, the pages awoke, the protags jumped out & became party folk...! Settings unspooled and stole the mince pies, plots and pages danced 'til the sunrise. The dust jackets pranced, then they stole all [...]

DON’T PANIC has arrived!

Very exciting times in my house at the moment, as Don't Panic is finally here! It's a gorgeous little book and it's was my favourite to write in the series so far, but I understand I'm pretty biased about this release, so here are some lovely things people have said about the other books in the [...]

BookMachine | July Publishing News Wrap

Oh yes indeed, it's that time again already: the July BookMachine publishing news wrap is here! Remember to follow the article link for hyperlinks and the full piece... This month in publishing news, it’s been all about the publisher’s best friend: the indie bookshop! The 2017 Independent Bookshop Week got well underway towards the end [...]

Sneak peek inside Don’t Panic

Just over a month until Don't Panic hits the shelves - yes, I'm dancing excitedly; yes, it's due out on 10th August; and yes the digital proofs look so pretty a whole flock of butterflies just erupted in my chest. Yes, you can also PRE-ORDER the new book at all the best bookstores, including but not [...]

Reporting from Hay Festival 2017

As some of you may have gathered from social media, I've been busy-beeing away running the Hay Festival Twitter feed again this year. What a joy it's been too: so many insightful, thought-provoking ideas flying around. Amazing to be there to help celebrate 30 years of Hay - I'm totally exhausted and completely inspired! As [...]

The Penultimate Trio of BookBrunch interviews

As you all know, I'm moving on from BookBrunch soon - but there's just time for three penultimate weekly interviews before the final one comes out next week! Celebrating elite achievement and great writing, with Andrew Kidd, co-founder of the Rathbones Folio Prize  "It’s in service of the public, ultimately, of people to whom books [...]