It was so lovely to be invited back to CHCC YA Fest in 2019 to take part in the ‘LOL YA’ panel with one of my faves, Simon James Green. We had plenty of lols with our lovely chair Eleanor Pender. It was also great […]
To celebrate the launch of Friendship Fails of Emma Nash, my brilliant new publicist Nina Douglas organised a panel event at Waterstones on the topic of writing friendships and relationships. I was joined by the amazing Kate Leaver (author of The Friendship Cure) and Katie […]
So excited that the second book in Emma Nash’s adventures hits bookshops today! Also, it releases alongside a fancy new cover for book 1.
Now she’s done looking for love, Emma’s expecting life to be a breeze, but with all her best friends in relationships or discovering new interests, Emma’s not sure what to do with herself.
So Emma’s got a mission in mind: making new friends. Signing up for the school fashion show seems like the perfect opportunity. Although soon, through a series of mishaps that are absolutely not Emma’s fault (well, sort of), her world is teetering on the edge of disaster again.
Would going back to creating a life for herself online really be so bad?
CHCCYA Fest was so much fun, not least because it was out near me in East London. Hardly any literary events seem to happen out my way, so I was delighted to be part of something happening in Chadwell Heath Community Centre!
I got to chat BFFs with the fantastic Non Pratt, Alice Oseman and Mary Bello, which was a super fun panel and especially relevant to me on book 2, given that the Editing Emma sequel (Friendship Fails of Emma Nash) is all about Emma’s search for new best pal.
I also got to chat about my job as a literary agent, and give some tips on submissions.
Thanks to the lovely Chantelle for organising! I’ve used the design for CHCCYA Fest in 2019 as the image, as it’s got their fab new branding – if you’re interested in YA and live anywhere near Chadwell Heath, definitely check out this event next year!
This Autumn I had the chance to meet the fabulous Amy and Rosy of The Riff Raff (and if you haven’t checked them out yet, do! They’re at https://www.the-riffraff.com/) They run a London based writers community supporting and championing debut authors. I joined one of their […]
In the month following publication, I got involved in some local events which was super fun. As part of the Wanstead Fringe, I chatted to teens at my local Oxfam about the writing process and how to get published. I also joined the lovely Newham Book Shop folk on their stall at Winchelsea Market in the Wanstead Tap, to sign books. It’s been so lovely to chat to other book lovers in my area and realise how much support there is in the local community – I would definitely recommend all authors get involved in their own local events!