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…

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 It’s the only largest organisation for published AND unpublished writers in the world and I’ve been part of it for years.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…

#LostandFound in Guildford !

By Kathryn Evans   What a fab night we had  when we took our #LostandFound tour to  Guildford Waterstones – hosted by the fabulous Amber, chaired by the wondrous book blogger  Faye and live tweeted by the nibble fingered Jim @Yayeahyeah ( even though he was poorly). I think we had a room full of writers…

#LoveToRead

The BBC and our wonderful libraries are celebrating the joy of reading with the #LoveToRead campaign and I’m joining in by telling you about my favourite book.

And the winner is…

by Kathryn Evans The last few days have been unbelievable – first the Carnegie nomination and now this…you guys did this, you awesome, wonderful, lovely, amazing folk – THANK YOU. More of Me has WON the Edinburgh International Festival First Book Award and YOU made it happen. There are not enough thank yous in the…

Lost and Found Giveaway by Kathryn Evans

Boom! Wow! In a weekend you smashed all our follow targets so – true to our word – the WORDS, will all be revealed. What can you win? Signed copies of all of our books including: Sue Wallman’s Lying About Last Summer – one of Zoella’s Book Club choices for  autumn 2016! Olivia Levez The Island – star…

Book tour! First stop with the Lost and Founders

The Lost and Found tour kicked off in the ENORMOUS Birmingham Waterstones – that’s it below, the tall building being faced down by the famous Birmingham Bull of The Bull Ring. It was busy, first they moved our room to a bigger space, then they had to bring in more chairs – Thanks Midlands ,…