I am currently reading...

Hearts and Arrows,

by Kate Hanney




Find me at...

The Kindle Ninja Book Reviews Blog, having a conversation over milk and cookies.

The Undercover Soundtrack of Bring Me Sunshine, on Roz Morris's wonderful music blog. 

 

A walk with the dogs - an interview by fellow author, Jane Davis

   

Guardian Readers' recommended self-published authors - I'm on the list!

   

Why not pop over to The Writer's Room and ask me a question? I would love to hear from you...

... read my interview with Paul Martin, coffee lover and founder of Self Publisher's Showcase, a place where the best independent publications in fiction and non-fiction gets noticed.

  

... or read my interview with fellow cool author and Mslexia Runner-Up, Katie Hayoz. Buy Katie's book, Untethered.

 

I am a member of NAWE - National Association of Writers in Education

 

 

 



   


Magic Beans - need help editing or preparing your children's novel for submission or e-book publication? I can help.


Applecore Books - the home of realistic, conemporary fiction.




Contemporary fiction for young adults ...

... human drama + real life problems = compelling stories you can't put down.


The Joy of Story

Enrolment is now open for my Autumn classes at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. This term we will be discovering the joy of story; writing stories which engage, inspire, and connect writer to reader on an emotional level, and keep them reading to the end. 


AMAZING book review

This incredibly lovely review was created by the Kindle Ninja, after he/she had read Bring Me Sunshine. I am totally bowled over! It's awesome.

KN - Thank you for the time and effort you put into making this. I really appreciate it. 



I am on the list...

... of The Guardian Readers' recommended self-published authors! 

Back in June, The Guardian Newspaper asked readers to tell them about the best self-published books they had discovered, and out of over 3,200 authors, they featured just 34 'great authors', including me! 

So a big THANK YOU to everyone who recommended Bring Me Sunshine.


Get your discounted copy of Bring Me Sunshine here...


FINALIST in the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2012/13.

  

PAPERBACK - NOW 5.49 + free postage (RRP 6.99)

 

 



Also available in paperback or Kindle

from Amazon UK and Amazon US

and other online retailers.


Have a go at the BRING ME SUNSHINE jigsaw! 


KS2 and KS3 Schools' Resources Packs for Bring Me Sunshine now available - FREE!


Vote for BRING ME SUNSHINE in The People's Book Awards

If you have read and enjoyed Bring Me Sunshine, please click here to vote and/or comment. Thank you :)

  


You can read my books on prescription!

Middlesbrough Council's Young People's Books on Prescription service offers relevant books to young people in the area, for free. Evidence suggests that books can make a difference to to the way people feel and react to difficult personal circumstances, and I am absolutely delighted that all Applecore Books are on the list. Bring Me Sunshine and Where Bluebirds Fly are two of just nine fiction titles, and Kate Hanney's wonderfully gritty novels are also there.

Three cheers for Middlesbrough Council! - See the full list here

  


Where Bluebirds Fly


Where Bluebirds Fly 

published by Applecore Books 

 

Do the Where Bluebirds Fly jigsaw!

 

PAPERBACK - NOW 5.49 + free postage (RRP 6.99) 



Also available for Kindle download

from Amazon UK  and  Amazon US   

   


Book Discounts

If you would like to buy any of my books for schools, libraries or sharing with young people through clubs etc, please contact me for a generous discount.

  


Applecore Books


I am very excited to announce the launch of Applecore Books with my fellow writer, Kate Hanney.

 

Applecore Books are an innovative new publisher specialising in realistic contemporary fiction for Children and Young Adults.

  

We don't do fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal or futuristic - instead, we believe there's enough emotion, action, excitement and adventure right here, right now, in the world we all live in!