Top Tips for New Writers

By Kathryn Evans School visits are always over too quickly – here’s a little motivational video for the fab writers I meet when I’m out and about ūüôā Top Tips for Writers.   Feel free to ask questions!

Edinburgh Book Festival: 2017

In which I nearly miss the most exciting event of my writing life. Last year I was invited to take part in Edinburgh International Book Festival. I was very over excited – it was my first major event as a published author and I had a hard job believing I was actual there. In my…

Edinburgh International Book Festival

I am SO EXCITED!!! I still have ¬†a week until I head up to Edinburgh for the festival but I can’t sit still. I’ve already had my hair done and my petticoats are packed.¬†

A Storm of Strawberries

By Kathryn Evans If you don’t know me very well, you may not know that as well as being a writer, I also run a soft fruit farm with my husband. Last year, the world of words and the world of fruit collided in the most serendipitous way. I was asked to do ¬†an event…

Shock News of the Thirteenth Doctor Who.

I’ve been a die hard Doctor Who fan since I was tiny and I’ve been stunned by the announcement of the thirteenth Doctor. In fact, it’s taken me a while to get my head around it. When I was a little girl, Doctor Who was one of my favourite shows on TV. I didn’t have…

Redbridge Book Award

More of Me has ¬†been shortlisted for a few regional awards which is absolutely lovely. Even lovelier is that you get invited to award ceremonies that are heaps of fun. This week I was in Redbridge ¬†with Teri Terry, Anne Cassidy, Christopher Edge and Peter Bunzl. We were spoiled rotten with an amazing lunch –…

How Can Readers and Writers help the Grenfell Tower Survivors?

A terrible fire happened in London recently, you’ve probably heard about it. If you haven’t, check the BBC coverage,¬† And if you’ve alighted here looking for help, you can see here what the government are doing. If, however, you’re looking for a way to support the survivors, you can get behind #authorsforgrenfell¬† Many writers, editors…

Editing- Five Steps to add texture and depth to your novel.

Some of you may know I am part of the Notes From The Slushpile blogging team – once ¬†upon a time, all of us were in the slush and we blog to share what we’ve learned along the way. Here’s my post about editing…it’s also a bit of a gif fest – thank Giphy!

More of Me Lands Stateside!

Earlier this week I received a parcel… Available from 13th June you can order it here, from actual Barnes and Noble in actual America!!! Excited? Me? Errrrm…   YES!

The SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2017

By Kathryn Evans Sometimes, when you start on a journey, there are certain dreams that seem ridiculously ¬†beyond your reach but you dream them anyway because they just ¬†keep you going.¬†¬†And¬†sometimes, ridiculously, no matter how far beyond your reach they seem, ¬†those dreams can come true.   The Society of Children’s Book writers and Illustrators…