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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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‘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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