I am in a MAJOR HUFF! HUFF WARNING: IF YOU READ THIS POST IT MIGHT PUT YOU IN A HUFF TOO!* *Especially if you are the Prime Minister. It’s 31st January, the day most of us writers have to think about the only boring books in the world (our accounts books, yawn) because we need to … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2012
A Book is Like Marmite
My son LOVES Marmite. I’m not a big fan. We agree to disagree and I make sure there is a regular supply in the cupboard. One jar open, one in hand so we never run out. A book is a bit like Marmite… A book I love you might hate. Likewise a book that I’m … Continue reading
The Confessions of a Pretend Writer
There’s something I need to tell you all. Now, before it’s too late. The thing is, I’m not actually a proper writer at all! I haven’t even published a book! Ooh, one of you just fell off a chair! Well, I can’t really blame you. But before you get up, please let me explain. When … Continue reading
Creased or smooooooth?
Confession time. I have a thing about book spines. I don’t snap them, EVER. If anyone else does, I actually wince. Honest. In Jane Airhead, would you believe that one of the characters thinks just like me…? Here, Charlotte is talking to her mum. ‘You’re an English teacher. You love metaphors and similes and past … Continue reading
My new book has a video trailer!!!!
Just couldn’t resist showing off the video trailer for my new book Butterfly Summer out May 1st. I didn’t even know a video was being made so it was such a lovely surprise when it dropped in to my inbox this afternoon after a particularly harrowing week. What do you think? Anne-Marie xx Continue reading
Kitty Slade winners
Congratulations to Chloe Smith, Amy-Anne Williams, Georgie Luckhurst, Naomi Murrell and Brianna Mitchell, winners of signed copies of the latest Kitty Slade book, Venus Rocks! Commiserations to the rest of you – it was an easy question, so everyone got it right! Happy reading to all you winners! 🙂 Continue reading
If you’re happy and you know it… clap your hands! Everyone who entered the competition got the answer right – hooray! But there can only be five winners, big boo hoo! Well done Kulsuma Begum, Amy Knight, Lorna Reeve, Hikma Saleem and Molly Gee. Signed copies of How 2B Happy will be winging their way … Continue reading
What’s familiar… yet fascinating?
What’s familiar yet fascinating – the place where you live! You might know it like the back of your hand (yawn!) but almost everyone else in the world doesn’t. My point being, if you’re writing a story, don’t feel you have to set it somewhere exotic – remember that where you live is exotic to … Continue reading
Silver Dolphin Winners
A big thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Silver Dolphins High Tide. The proper name for a dolphin’s nose is a rostrumor. The lucky winners, picked at random from a mixing bowl (I don’t do hats!) are: Kia Fenton Kulsuma Begum Chloe Smith Amy-Anne Williams Naomi Murrell Well … Continue reading
Loving Spirit winners!
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of LOVING SPIRIT! The correct answer to the question about the exciting present I’d been given was, of course, my pony, Minnie. The winners are: Kulsuma Begum Orli Vogt-Vincent Ella Garai-Ebner Lily Connolly Oreolu Grillo I hope you enjoy the book and … Continue reading