Books Read in November 2017

THE EXTINCTION TRIALS SM Wilson An action-packed, breathless adventure story about the fight for survival in a dystopian world where humans exist alongside dinosaurs. Stormchaser and Lincoln travel to an island of dinosaurs to help save the ruined world they live in. Everyone has their own reason for being there, and for Lincoln it’s important…

2017 Bookish Highlights

Reading This year, I read new novels that joined my all-time favourites. These are the 2017 releases that really stood out to me this year: I finished two of my favourite series with Mafiosa and The Scarecrow Queen. Both were amazing books I will treasure and keep coming back to. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe…

Flickerink: Christmas Candles

We’ve added a small amount of Christmas candles to the Etsy store. Christmas Eve (milk and mince pies), The Nutcracker (spiced mulled wine) and Sugar Plum Fairy (cherry & plum sparkle). We still have Snow Queen and Christmas Ghost in stock too! We’ll be open until December 15th before closing for Christmas and running a…

Books Read in October 2017

REVIEWS WITCHBORN Nicholas Bowling Set in 1577 London, Alyce’s mother is accused of being a witch and killed. Alyce escapes but she’s important in a war between queens and the witch finders are closing in on her. This dark and dangerous story is perfect for autumn. I read it for Halloween this year and it…

New Release: THE WANDERERS paperback and THE PACK!

It’s here! The Pack is now available, second book in my shape-shifter circus duology with Sky Pony Press. The paperback of The Wanderers is also out today! Both books were given a fab makeover and I love their new covers and how they look together. This is the first sequel I’ve written and the first series…

Badger Learning Teen Reads: Papercuts

Happy Halloween! I’m really pleased to share news of this spooky upcoming title! I’m excited to be working with Badger Learning on a second book for their upcoming teen series: Papercuts! The series will introduce six illustrated titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with a fun, eerie twist! I’ve created a page on the…

Halloween: My 2017 Picks!

I always put together a list of books to read at Halloween. Last year I chose too many and struggled to keep up with them, which took some of the fun out of it, so this year I’ve picked four possible reads and I’m really excited to dive in and enjoy these spooky tales! I…

Interview with Lisa Lueddecke, Author of A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY

A Shiver of Snow and Sky is one of my new absolute favourite books so I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa Lueddecke to chat about this new fantasy world! Kate Ormand: Hi Lisa! Can you tell us a little about what we can expect from A Shiver of Snow and Sky? Lisa Lueddecke:Hopefully, you can expect…

Books Read in September 2017

REVIEWS A SHIVER OF SNOW AND SKY Lisa Lueddecke Ósa knows her village is in danger when the sky over Skane glows red. Last time the lights turned crimson, a plague spread through their village, killing many – including Ósa’s mother. With little love from her father and sister, Ósa spends most of her time…

Flickerink: 10 New Candles!

We recently sold out of most of our designs, leaving us with just 5 scents left on the Etsy store, so it was time for an update! And what better time than October? As the nights draw in and get colder, our candles come out in force! For a cosy autumn and winter, we’ve released…

New Release: MADE (Between the Lines) + Q&A

Hooray! I’m thrilled I got the chance to work with the fab team at Badger Learning on their latest teen series: Between the Lines! The series is OUT NOW with eight new titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with an interest age of 12+, reading age of 8-9 and word count of 5000-6000.  …

Books Read in August 2017

REVIEWS   ODD & TRUE Cat Winters Tru grew up on Od’s stories. Born in a castle with a monster-slaying mother and magic in her blood. But as Tru gets older, she starts to wonder if her sister’s tales are real. Tea leaves and tarot cards, demons and monsters, purple cloaks and a magical suitcase…

Books Read in July 2017

REVIEWS     THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE Lauren James Romy is the first human born in space. After the death of her crew, she’s in charge of a spaceship heading to a new planet. She’s the loneliest girl in the universe until she gets news that another, faster spaceship will join her mission…

Badger Learning Teen Reads

I’m really pleased to be working with Badger Learning on their latest teen series: Between the Lines! The series will introduce eight new titles for struggling or reluctant teen readers with an interest age of 12+, reading age of 8-9 and word count of 5000-6000. I’ve created a page on the books section of my…

Flickerink: Illumicrate May 2017

We were delighted to team up with Illumicrate on their May box this year. Daphne and I discussed creating an exclusive summery candle for the box and here’s what we came up with… Mermaid Lagoon – ‘Tropical Splash’ thebookishfanboy: this exclusive mermaid lagoon candle was included in @illumicrate‘s may box ✨ and it smells amazing!! esbookworm: this…

Books Read in June 2017

REVIEWS   ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN Jenny Han High school is almost over for Lara Jean. She and Peter are waiting to hear back from colleges, her dad is getting married, and she’s planning her future. And then everything changes, and Lara Jean has some big decisions to make in this anticipated final novel….

Extract: GEORGE by Alex Gino for Scholastic’s Celebration of Pride

Scholastic have put together some plans to celebrate Pride and LGBTQ+ publishing between 24th June – 9th July. As part of this, I’m sharing the first chapter of George by Alex Gino. The school play is coming up and George wants to play Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web. George’s teacher says she can’t play Charlotte because she is…

News: New Agent!

Good news! I’m so pleased and proud to share that I’m now represented by the fabulous Amy Tipton at Signature Literary Agency. I queried Amy with my 2015 NaNoWriMo project, so it’s something I’ve been working on for some time. Amy is super enthusiastic about the story and I’m beyond happy to be working with…