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*Cover Reveal!*

*Cover Reveal!*

November 16, 2018 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

So THIS is what my upcoming novel ‘Little Bird Flies’ will look like when it hits the shops in January 2019! Hope you like it as much as I do. And I ADORE it! The artwork is by New York-based illustrator Jasu Hu, and the design was put together by the lovely team at Nosy…

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Exclusive! News of my next book…

Exclusive! News of my next book…

November 13, 2018 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

I’ve got a very special book coming out in early 2019… one that I’ve been thinking about and dying to write for years. ‘Little Bird Flies’ is a drama/adventure set in 1860s Scotland, and my publisher – Nosy Crow – are sending out bound proofs to reviewers now (see photos). The cover is lovely, but…

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Small but perfect review…!

Small but perfect review…!

September 11, 2018 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Stories and books can be long or short – it doesn’t affect how good they are. It’s the same for reviews; I LOVED seeing this one, sent to me by ‘Library Girl and Book Boy’. A girl called Harriet borrowed a copy of my latest ‘St Grizzle’s‘ novel… ‘St Grizzle’s School For Girls, Gremlins and…

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Happy Bookday, St Grizzle’s!

Happy Bookday, St Grizzle’s!

August 9, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Gremlins and Pesky Guests’ is here, here, here! It’s number four in the series about a not-very-ordinary boarding school. Don’t they look nice together as a set? (Though the new one DOES have some gold bling on the cover – hope the other three don’t get jealous!) And I’m VERY…

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One day to go!

One day to go!

August 8, 2018 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Eeek! One day to go till the fourth in my ‘St Grizzle’s’ series pings into the shops! Yes, I’m excited. Yes, Dizzy is too. #catsbookscatsbookscatsbookscatsbookscatsbookscatsbooks  

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Bookbuzzing…

Bookbuzzing…

June 20, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Every year, thousands of Year 7&8 students in participating schools across England and Wales get the chance to get their hands on a FREE book!  (FREE!! How much of a bargain is THAT?!?) It’s all thanks to Bookbuzz, which is run by literacy charity Book Trust. They carefully select 17 books to suit all reading…

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I’m on the telly! Er, sort of…

I’m on the telly! Er, sort of…

March 29, 2018 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

My eagle-eyed nephew spotted my name on telly on Saturday night… one of a whole bundle of ‘Best-selling children’s authors’ mentioned as part of a question in the ‘Who Dares Wins’ quiz show. Technically, I’m not nearly as best-selling as SOME of the super-star authors mentioned, such as ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid‘s Jeff Kinney…

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St Grizzle’s 3 is OUT TODAY!!! YAY!

St Grizzle’s 3 is OUT TODAY!!! YAY!

March 8, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

On the official book birthday of ‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-along Zombies’, I had a lot of fun talking to the Year 5s at Ralph Sadleir and Year 4s from Roger De Claire… and I’d like to say a big whoo-hoo in particular to all at Wormley School – especially the poor…

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HAPPY SNOWY WORLD BOOK DAY!

HAPPY SNOWY WORLD BOOK DAY!

March 1, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

As I said to the schools I visited this week in Hackney (looking at YOU, Sebright, Daubeney and Lauriston!), World Book Day is SO popular these days that it’s more like World Book Day WEEK! Wait a minute… I’m doing more visits next week, so does that make it World Book Day Fortnight?!? But as…

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St Grizzle’s 3 – coming SOON! *Eek!!*

St Grizzle’s 3 – coming SOON! *Eek!!*

February 17, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Yep, ‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Geeks and Tag-along Zombies’ is heading out into the world NEXT MONTH!! Whoop, whoop!! And here it is, snuggling up with the first two in the series… aw, so cosy! Illustrations are by the super-amazing Becka Moor. (My hero…) Hope you guys make it feel VERY welcome. Big lurve,…

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