Exciting news! The American cover for OUT OF THE BLUE, which will be published in the US by Roaring Brook Press on 15th May, is now online. Look how beautiful it is!! What do you think? I absolutely love it - as evidenced by the fact I've showed it to basically anyone who's come within … Sigue leyendo Out of the Blue: US cover!!
June was a busy month - it was my birthday, some friends came to stay, I went to France for a week, I was ill, I realised I have two months to finish the first draft of my book and went into panic-writing mode - so I didn't have much time for reading. Luckily, the … Sigue leyendo What I read in June
Exciting news if you're an unagented children's or YA writer or illustrator: Undiscovered Voices, the biannual competition from SCBWI British Isles & Europe, is now open for entries! I was one of 12 writers featured in the Undiscovered Voices anthology in 2016, and it was pretty much life-changing: it's how I got my agent, and later a … Sigue leyendo Undiscovered Voices 2018
I spent much of May travelling around Japan on trains, and then on two long flights home to Spain, which gave me lots of reading time. Though I didn't select them for this reason, all of the YA I read this month featured LGBT+ main characters - I like there's now enough of that around that it make up … Sigue leyendo What I read in May
Hello from Tokyo! I'm halfway through a six-week stay here and have been busy with Japanese lessons, seeing the city and eating unseemly quantities of food, but I've managed to squeeze a few books in too. I started with The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction, edited by Michael Emmerich, to get me into the … Sigue leyendo What I read in April
I have been busy working and getting ready for my trip to Tokyo (eek!) but here is my slightly late and rather brief round-up of what I read in March! I started off the month with two non-fiction books: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit, which is a stunning collection of loosely-connected essays … Sigue leyendo What I read in March
I love listening to music in other languages, and I have a bit of an obsession with foreign language covers of English pop songs. I'm always intrigued by how the lyrics are translated, if I can understand them, and even if I can't, it's still cool to see people put their own twists on the songs - … Sigue leyendo Top 10 foreign language covers