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Title Reveal & Shipwreck Competition Results

Posted on July 10, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, competitions

I’m delighted to reveal the title of my 8th book: A Sprinkle of Sorcery, which is a sequel to A Pinch of Magic. The Widdershins will be back in the Spring! Here’s a taster: The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and …


Behind the Scenes – Cover Process

Posted on June 20, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Behind the Scenes, Cover Design

One of my favourite things about my job is seeing the finished cover art for my stories. I’ve been fortunate to have had some wonderful illustrators for my books, including Christopher Gibbs, Zdenko Basic, and most recently, Melissa Castrillon. Melissa …


COMPETITION: Win an acknowledgement in the sequel to A PINCH OF MAGIC!

Posted on April 10, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Sequel, competitions

As many of you will know, I’m currently working on a sequel to A Pinch of Magic. It doesn’t have a title yet, although my editor has come up with something I LOVE. We’re just getting the thoughts of the rest of the team at my publisher, but I’m hopeful …


A Pinch of Magic: Book Trailer

Posted on November 16, 2018, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Book trailer, Cover, Reviews

The clever folks at my publisher, Simon & Schuster UK Ltd have made this beautiful book trailer for A Pinch of Magic . . . check out that music, it’s pure magic! Having now seen a mock up of the finished cover, with gold foil and emboss, I cannot W …


A Pinch of Magic – cover reveal and pre-order prize draw

Posted on October 23, 2018, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Cover, Melissa Castrillon, Simon & Schuster, competitions, news, prize

Here, at long last, is the beautiful cover for my seventh novel, A Pinch of Magic, which is publishing with Simon & Schuster in the UK on 7th February 2019. The illustrator is the hugely talented Melissa Castrillon, whose work you might recognise f …


UNREST ~ New Edition

Posted on August 21, 2018, tagged as Cover Reveal, Ghost Story, Reissue, Unrest, YA

I’m thrilled to share the fantastic new cover for my ghost story, Unrest. Periodically, book jackets get a makeover and so, after six years, I feel this book has earned it (even though I loved the original cover). The beautiful design is by James Frase …


Stripes Publishing Acquires Midnight Magic!

Posted on May 30, 2018, tagged as Black Cats, Book deal, Little Tiger, Magic, Midnight Magic, Stripes Publishing, Younger Fiction, Younger Readers, news

I’m delighted to announce some lovely news. Stripes Publishing, part of the Little Tiger group, has bought three books from me in a new series called Midnight Magic. I’m hugely excited as it contains so many of the things I love: a black cat called Mid …


Ten Years Later

Posted on February 13, 2018, tagged as Anniversary, getting published, ten years

On February 13th 2008, I got on a train from Oxford and met my agent in London. We had a meeting with Simon and Schuster, one of three publishers who wanted to meet with me after reading my first manuscript, The 13 Treasures. After almost four years of …


WIN Winter Magic ~ paperback competition

Posted on October 18, 2017, tagged as Cover, Winter Magic, competitions, news

The beautiful new paperback edition of Winter Magic is now available in UK book stores, and I have three copies to give away. With stunning new cover artwork by illustrator Melissa Castrillon this collection of wintery short stories features tales by y …


Some news…

Posted on June 21, 2017, tagged as award, bereavement, calderdale, family, news, prize, winner

Apologies for the terrible lack of updates. The past 18 months have been some of the toughest of my life.  Last year, my parents were both diagnosed with cancer just six weeks apart, and in both cases it had already spread. On May 21st 2017, my beautif …