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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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‘Entertaining and addictive…’

‘Entertaining and addictive…’

February 17, 2018 | Karen's Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Had to post this LOVELY review of ‘The Pearl in the Attic’… my novel full of twists and turns, in the present day and Edwardian London, which is CRAMMED with family secrets (and possibly a murder!). Thanks to book blogger Faye for this. (BTW how cool does that sound? Being a book blogger? I’d DEFINITELY…

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Happy 2018 to you and you and YOOOO!

Happy 2018 to you and you and YOOOO!

December 31, 2017 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Hope your holidays have been as laidback as mine… we’ve done lots of mooching and lazing and laughing the last few days! We’ve squeezed in visits with friends and nice walks too (practically had to DRAG my husband and teen daughter on the walks though… ha!). Dizzy cat was particularly chuffed to have everyone home…

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‘Catching Falling Stars’ love letter

‘Catching Falling Stars’ love letter

October 7, 2017 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

“Hi, Karen! I’ve just read Catching Falling Stars and it’s my favourite book!  I love it SO much that I dressed up as Jess for World Book Day.  I think that you should make a film of it! I stayed up until 11pm last night reading it as I wanted to know what happened next – it was too…

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Gulps, gold stars and ‘St Grizzle’s’

Gulps, gold stars and ‘St Grizzle’s’

September 12, 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments

*Gulp* A recent e-mail got me all twinkly in the eye department… a mum wrote to me to say how much her son loved my ‘St Grizzle’s‘ books. So far, so nice. But then came the bit that got me all snuffly… “The thing is, Freddie’s dad and I split up a couple of months ago, and there hasn’t…

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My 3rd summer book is here!

My 3rd summer book is here!

July 26, 2017 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Please say hello to ‘The Mystery of Me‘, the third of my books to be published this summer! As you may have noticed, I love writing different styles of books. This summer I’ve already had ‘The Pearl in the Attic‘ published (a novel about a girl and her grandma, set in two different time periods)…

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My new books – they’re here!! #whoop! #whoop!

My new books – they’re here!! #whoop! #whoop!

June 9, 2017 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Okay, so you like stories about family secrets and mysteries? Well, my newbie novel ‘The Pearl in the Attic‘ might be right up your street… Or what about funny books? I do those too, and the second in my ‘St Grizzle’s School’ series is out now; ‘St Grizzle’s School for Girls, Ghosts and Runaway Grannies‘. Both…

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New novel on the way…

New novel on the way…

May 11, 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments

‘The Pearl In The Attic’ is coming soon… next month – June the 1st, to be precise! And here’s a sneak peak at the cover. Want to know a little more? Well, here’s a sneak peek at the back cover too. It’s set around where I live, near Alexandra Palace in North London, and so…

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Monday’s author gang…

Monday’s author gang…

April 26, 2017 | Uncategorized | No Comments

So, the Haringey Children’s Book Awards 2017 happened on Monday – and a packed day it was, with all we short-listed authors buzzing around doing workshops, chatting to students and yakking about our books. It was great for me, being a local author, to see SO many schools attending that I knew – especially the gang…

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Book Award nerves… (wibble, wibble)

Book Award nerves… (wibble, wibble)

April 20, 2017 | Karen's Blog | No Comments

Yikes! On Monday, my WW2 evacuee novel ‘Catching Falling Stars‘ is up for an award… it’s one of 6 shortlisted for the Haringey Children’s Book Awards. The others are ‘Strange Star‘ by Emma Carroll, ‘A Library of Lemons‘ by Jo Cotterill, ‘Cogheart‘ by Peter Bunzl, ‘The Imaginary‘ by A.F. Harrold and ‘The Best Medicine‘ by…

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