Sorry for the long silence… writing this from my hotel room in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where I’m taking part in a book festival. I can see skyscrapers and palm trees out of my window, a fountain, and a swimming pool which looks sooo tempting. Very cool. (Well, very HOT actually, but you know what I mean…) Thanks to the fab kids from Victoria International School who listened to my slightly jet-lagged talk this morning and didn’t complain when my powerpoint presentation didn’t work, or at my post-flu cough. Ahem! 

It’s been a while since I last posted… I went to Rhodes for a week on holiday and fell in love with it… sunshine! Fab food! Lovely people! Swimming in the sea!!! Then I came back and got the flu, which was NOT so good… tissues! Lem-sip! Fever! Aches! Hacking cough! Sigh. I am much better now, but still have the cough as a souvenir… 

Sooo… I am working on Sweet Honey again after a break for my holiday/flu. And it is going well… I’m being dragged into the story, which is always a good sign. I am also looking forward to my event this month at Liverpool’s In Other Words Festival, and my event at the lovely Hay Festival on Tuesday 28th May (half-term week, don’t panic!). This sold out fast BUT Hay have now given me a bigger venue so there are now MORE TICKETS on sale again! You can check them out here. If you can make it along, do, because I am hoping the very first copies of Coco Caramel will be on sale there… a whole week before the official release date. Don’t miss out!

Then I’ll be off on my official Coco Caramel tour… I shall be at Bromley, Bluewater, York, Harrogate, Southampton and Reading… and  a fab event in Preston has just been confirmed too. Check the EVENTS link for all the latest details! Plus an awesome trip to Paris to meet my French readers, ooh la la! I’ll tell you more when I know, and update the website EVENTS page when I can. In between the public events, I will be at schools and libraries across England… and there’ll be Scottish and Irish dates later in the year, promise! (I was in Wales in March, and Hay’s in Wales too, so not leaving my lovely Welsh readers out!)

Right now, I’d better get back to writing the book… might just take my laptop down to the poolside… what d’you think?




  1. I just started reading Summer’s Dream after one of my friends recommended it! I loved it and can’t wait to read more!

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  2. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to stockton met you once and wanna see you twice.
    by the way if your wondering were i first saw ya it was Yarm School when you were talking about COCO Caramel i was one of the kids who never got their books i wanted CHERRY CRUSH and COCO CARAMEL.

    Posted by: J on 7th November 2017

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