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…

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…