Do you judge a book by its cover? I think we all do. If you don’t like a cover, it takes a while for you to get over your dislike and give the story a go. If you got any books for Christmas, which one do you turn to first? I’m guessing nine out of … Continue reading
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Work in Progress…
“writing the book was the easy bit…” Continue reading
Have we seen the end of pink books?
I recently had a fun weekend at a conference for children’s writers. It’s always great getting together with other writers – they are a friendly bunch and I always learn a lot from their experiences and funny stories and bits of advice. The main guest speaker at the conference this year was the children’s book … Continue reading
This week I’ve been discussing photos for the cover of my new book, The Beneath, which comes out early next year. It’s a fascinating process and one where I’m utterly unqualified to help – apart from having an opinion. I’m really lucky that my publishers, Nosy Crow, even ask what I think. A lot … Continue reading
“Do you come up with the designs for the covers of your books?” I’ve been asked that more than once. The answer is… nope. My publishers hire a professional artist to design the cover. I do get emailed early versions of their design, though, so I can give feedback. I love finding a draft cover … Continue reading
Permanently Black Fingers
My fellow GirlsHeartBookers have written such fascinating posts recently about the process of writing (they’ve taught me a thing or too, I can tell you!). What a talented and hardworking bunch they are. As I’ve only been an author for about five years (we don’t count all the decades I scribbled a lot of rubbish … Continue reading
Liz Kessler: EXCLUSIVE cover reveal!
Liz Kessler, author of the Emily Windsnap series, has a brand-new standalone book coming out next year – and here at Girls Heart Books we can exclusively reveal the gorgeous cover. The sleepy seaside village of Porthaven hides a mystery . . . Mia’s grandad has vanished and nobody knows why. When Mia and her mum … Continue reading
What does she look like?
Lately I’ve been doing some arty mucking about for a 30 Day Drawing Challenge*, and I did something I’ve never done before while writing a new book. I drew my characters. That’s Blue on the right and Red on the left, and hopefully they look alike in face but different in intention – because they’re … Continue reading