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‘Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Week!!

‘Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Week!!

January 13, 2019 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Q: How chuffed am I today? A: VERY! Because ‘Little Bird Flies’ has just been made ‘The Sunday Times’ Children’s Book of the Week. I have celebrated with a very LARGE slice of carrot cake… And it’s been a great week for my new novel; apart from my launch party (I’m sifting through photos and…

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Today, Little Bird Flies!

Today, Little Bird Flies!

January 10, 2019 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

It’s the official book birthday of my new novel, ‘Little Bird Flies’, a historic adventure set on a remote Scottish island, from publishers Nosy Crow. I’m having a wee launch party for it at my local bookshop, and I asked my cake-making friends if they might make me a cake of the Saltire; the Scottish…

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Little Bird finds her voice!

Little Bird finds her voice!

January 8, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

So the book version of ‘Little Bird Flies’ comes out this Thursday (10 Jan) but the audio version will be coming soon… and here is a photo of actor Helen McAlpine, in the recording studio, voicing the whole novel. I know how Little Bird (Bridie) sounds in my head, but I just can’t wait to…

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Pssst… want to come to afternoon tea with me?

Pssst… want to come to afternoon tea with me?

November 23, 2018 | Uncategorized | No Comments

My local bookshop in north London has come up with a VERY unusual Christmas present – a voucher for AFTERNOON TEA WITH AN AUTHOR, who just happens to be ME! Want to know more? Check out the info below… 

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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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