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Over-the-moon news!

Over-the-moon news!

November 4, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I’ve just found out today that ‘LITTLE BIRD FLIES’ has been nominated for the super prestigious CILIP Carnegie Children’s Book Awards! It’s the first time I’ve ever had a book on the list, and I’m unbelievably chuffed. Especially since the nomination is for THIS particular book, which I’d wanted to write for forever. ‘Little Bird…

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Coming soon…!

Coming soon…!

October 11, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I haven’t written a blog in AGES, but not because I’ve been lazy… it’s the complete opposite; I’ve been busy writing and editing the sequel to ‘Little Bird Flies‘ – ‘Little Bird Lands‘. Bridie’s adventures in Victorian Scotland may have come to an end, but on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, her new…

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‘Little Bird Flies’ audiobook – available NOW!

‘Little Bird Flies’ audiobook – available NOW!

February 15, 2019 | Uncategorized | No Comments

So the ‘Little Bird Flies’ audiobook is now available! If you want to hear what Little Bird sounds like, you can download it from Amazon, Audible and Apple. And you can hear the the first chapter right now via this link…

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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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