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 –…

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…

A Week in the Life of an Author

    The craziest of train journeys; a wonderful day with librarians and a short lived but highly productive afternoon at the SCBWI writer’s retreat…

How the SCBWI Conference Blew My Mind

  Every year I think this year’s conference has been the best ever but this year, it really might have been. Was it just me or did we fill Winchester with enough warmth and creativity to power a small ship? And what about it really blew my mind? Was it our fantastic, if bonkers, keynote speakers…

SCBWI – Is it worth the joining fee?

In a word, Yes. Becky Earl posted on the SCBWI facebook wall asking this question: Will joining SCBWI help me get published? Well that I can’t answer but I do know a lot of writers who have been published since joining.  Here are three very different, newly published  SCBWI writers: If this book isn’t made…