Sally Green Event: THE SMOKE THIEVES

I’ve got some catching up to do as I’m late again with uploading this post! In May, I went to Sally Green’s launch for new fantasy book, The Smoke Thieves. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this since I first heard about it! Sally talked about her inspiration for the novel, her five…

YALC 2016

At the end of July the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) took place in London as part of the London Film and Comic Con. I attended this event last year and had the best time so I was excited to be going back. It was a bit different for me this year as I had…

Jennifer L Armentrout Event: Q&A and Signing

Jennifer L Armentrout is currently touring the UK and I was lucky enough to attend the Q&A and signing event at Waterstones Birmingham on Thursday night. Birmingham is quite a journey for me, but it was totally worth it! My bookshelf holds roughly 20 of Jennifer L Armentrout’s books, not to mention those on my kindle,…

Event: YA/MG Historical Fiction

On Saturday afternoon, Waterstones Birmingham hosted YA/MG Historical Fiction panel, chaired by The Boy Who Drew the Future author Rhian Ivory. Helen Maslin talked about Darkmere, which is told in switching POV between Kate (present day) and Elinor (1800s). It’s one I really enjoyed last year and thought was expertly crafted and wonderfully atmospheric, so it…

Rachel Caine Event: Signing

A couple years ago I gave my friend the first few books in the Morganville Vampires series. She LOVED them and is up to book eleven. Today we attended Rachel Caine’s signing event at our local Waterstones together, and I think it’s time I started my own MV journey! In fact Scharlotte made my promise to read…

Soman Chainani Event: Signing

I attended a great event a Waterstones Liverpool last weekend for Soman Chainani and THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL trilogy. Jon Mayhew chaired the event, asking the author about the upcoming movie (hopefully scheduled for Christmas 2017 release), the school for Good and the school for Evil and how that idea was shaped, and…

Teen Author Reading Night – New York

Chaired by David Levithan and held at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, Teen Author Reading Night was planned for Wednesday 5th August at 6:00pm, where 8 authors were invited for readings and a Q&A. My editor, Nicole, came with four colleagues from Skyhorse to support the reading which was so…

YALC, London

This weekend the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) took place in London as part of the London Film and Comic Con. I didn’t go to the first YALC event in 2014, so this was my first year joining the fun (and my first ever convention!). And I just had the BEST day. I felt like…

E Lockhart Event: Signing

I enjoyed WE WERE LIARS, and lent it to my partner a few weeks ago. While he was reading, I noticed there was a signing event in Manchester as part of E Lockhart’s UK road trip. We decided to go. I already had a copy of WE WERE LIARS and THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE…

Teen Author Smash – Paris

Organised by Amy Plum and Celeste at the American Library in Paris, Teen Author Smash was planned for Saturday 25th April at 7:30pm, where 25 authors were invited for readings, Q&A hot seats, signing books, and chatting to librarians, readers, and writers. I arrived in Paris on the Thursday night with plans to do some…

UKYA Extravaganza

Saturday 28th February, 2pm, Waterstones Birmingham was the place to be for fans of UKYA, good company, and cake. I wrote out my name badge and then got to work putting biscuits on the snack table and bookmarks on the swag table, and then I got chance to watch some of the authors reading at…

Event: Scholastic Book Feast

My alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. BUT for good reason! I was travelling to London for a blogger brunch at Scholastic. I don’t go to things like this often because I live so far away, but I knew this would be worth the journey, and it was. I haven’t been to London for a…

Neil Gaiman Event – Reading, Q&A and Signing

On Sunday evening, my partner and I attended the Neil Gaiman event as part of Manchester Literature Festival. First there was a reading and talk about his new children’s novel, Fortunately, the Milk. Then there was a Q&A with the audience, which touched on many of his other titles and was interesting, funny and incredibly…

Charlaine Harris Event – Signing

It’s lovely when you meet someone you admire and they not only live up to your expectations, but surpass them. I am a big fan of Charlaine Harris’s work. I have 35 of her books on my shelf, and there are 60 of her books in this house. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series, and…