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…

#readoutloudchallenge

How do you get libraries into Filipino Schools? By reading aloud, that’s how! If 7500 videos are uploaded to facebook or instagram, tagged #readoutloudchallenge @nbsalert and with three (at least) of your pals tagged too – the National Book Store will put Libraries into Filipino Schools! Don’t believe me? Check out their promise here. I’m…

More of Me is One Year Old

By Kathryn Evans I feel like I should have a little birthday tea. One year ago today, my first book was born. After more than 15 years of trying, I became an actual, real life  published author. My debut YA novel More of Me was released by Usborne  to U.K. readers. The birth was celebrated by…

The 2016 best — Bookwitch

I can not believe Book Witch has included me on her 2016 Best Books Pile. I need to have a lie down so I shall do that and share her blog instead of writing my own. THANK YOU BOOK WITCH!!!! Yes, there were good books, even in a year like 2016. Let’s not lose [all]…

20 Author Rejections

From SCBWI British Isles Members. It’s the 20th anniversary of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It’s the only largest organisation for published AND unpublished writers in the world and I’ve been part of it for years. Holding hands with fellow writers as we climb through the snowdrift of rejection letters to publication has…