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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 …


Winter Magic – coming November 3rd

Posted on October 20, 2016, tagged as

Dreamsnatcher’s Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers . . . from classic children’s writers Michelle Harrison, Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Ja …


THE OTHER ALICE – Writing Competition Results

Posted on October 1, 2016, tagged as Results, The other Alice, competitions

Thanks to all who entered the short story competition. I enjoyed reading through the many entries, which were fantastically varied and creative in their content and approaches, from young writers all over the world. There are four winners: one in each …


WIN: The Other Alice charm bracelet, signed book & more

Posted on August 14, 2016, tagged as The other Alice, competitions

***THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND RESULTS WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE SHORTLY***   This is a writing competition for readers aged 9-24 in connection with my most recent novel, The Other Alice. Alice is a gifted young writer who has been t …


The Other Alice – Latest

Posted on August 10, 2016, tagged as Reviews, The other Alice, competitions, news

Competitions Win a narrowboat holiday for four worth up to £1000 with Kate Boats. Closes August 23 2016. Catch up with The Other Alice blog tour Five characters I’d wish into real life . . . and five villains I wouldn’t 10 Random Things about The Other …


The Other Alice – Out Now

Posted on August 3, 2016, tagged as Blog Tour, The other Alice, news

  Follow the blog tour, 1st – 5th August to find out the secrets behind the story . . .  


The Other Alice – cover reveal

Posted on June 13, 2016, tagged as Chloe Bonfield, Cover, The other Alice, news

Here is the beautiful new cover for my next novel, The Other Alice, which publishes on July 28th in the UK. The stunning artwork is by illustrator Chloe Bonfield and was designed by Jenny Richards at Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. Click on the image for …


Winter Magic

Posted on April 18, 2016, tagged as Winter Magic, news

This November will see my first publication in hardback (in the UK), with Winter Magic, an anthology of gorgeous wintery tales by a wonderful selection of children’s writers. I’m more than a little star-struck to be in the company of classic authors su …


The Other Alice

Posted on April 7, 2016, tagged as The other Alice, blurb, cover copy, news

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover copy (or blurb) for my sixth novel, The Other Alice, which publishes in the UK on July 28th. The cover is still in progress, but I hope to be able to share that with you very soon. In the meantime, here, in a nutshell, …


A Day in the Life of Turpin

Posted on February 17, 2016, tagged as Extras, Fun Stuff, One Wish, Turpin

The U.S. edition of One Wish hits the book shelves next month, almost two years since the U.K. release. In my next few blogs I’ll be bringing you some background info about the book, as well as some fun content to introduce you to the characters. If yo …