So much news!

September 7, 2011

Hello! Yes, it’s that time again, the ‘massive update because I haven’t updated in, ooh, months’ update. Because I haven’t. By now, you’ve probably realized that if you want a constant stream of consciousness/kitten musings/TV snark you should be following me on twitter. Here. For occasional book and event news, well, you’ve come to the [...]

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And book number 5 will be…

June 10, 2011

Well, after trying – and failing – to keep the secret, I’m thrilled that I get to officially announce my next-next YA novel, set for publication in 2013.
Liz Bicknell at Candlewick Press has bought Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by YA author Abby McDonald, a modern-day spin on Sense & Sensibility, the tale of two [...]

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April 1, 2011

Argh, so much news I need to update here. And I will, but in the mean time:

THE ANTI-PROM is out! Yes, it wasn’t supposed to publish until mid-April, but for various reasons it’s shipping early, and IN STORES NOW; shiny and glorious and – thanks to a signing spree – available as an autographed copy [...]

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Review round-up

March 10, 2011

I’m so thrilled by the response to THE LIBERATION OF ALICE LOVE; I had the best time writing it, so it’s wonderful to see you’re all enjoying reading it!
Some recent blog reviews:
“I was hooked from the first sentence and I had a hard time putting the book down.” – Cindy’s Love of Books
“Wonderful original plot, great characters, [...]

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Alice Love goes live!

March 1, 2011

I’m so excited: today is the publication of my US adult debut, THE LIBERATION OF ADULT LOVE! The team at Sourcebooks put together a fabulous package, and I can’t wait to see it in stores. I dropped by the Girlfriends Book Club to chat about my inspiration for the book, and Harmonious Madness just gave [...]

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Award news

February 14, 2011

I’m thrilled to announce that BOYS, BEARS & A SERIOUS PAIR OF HIKING BOOTS has been named the YA winner of the Green Earth Book Award 2011!
Awarded by the Newton Marasco Foundation, the award recognizes messages of positive environmental stewardship.
“Taking time to read to our kids is time well spent. The 2011 award winning books will [...]

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January 1, 2011

Happy New Year, everyone!
I hope you’re all excited about the year ahead, and making excellent resolutions that involve fun, and building on the year that’s just passed. 2010 was a big, busy year for me. I had two novels published – BOYS, BEARS & A SERIOUS PAIR OF HIKING BOOTS, and THE LIBERATION OF ALICE [...]

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Guest blog

October 12, 2010

Just a note to say I’m the guest blogger at the Teens Read Too bookclub. Drop by to read my interview, find out more about my 2011 YA release ‘The Anti-Prom’, and win some shiny book-shaped prizes!

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July 13, 2010

The competition is now closed. Congrats Lija, you were picked by the nifty random number generator, and win copies of The Popularity Rules and The Liberation of Alice Love! Email me with your info, and I’ll get those out to you soon.

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Competition + first review of The Liberation of Alice Love…

July 6, 2010

…And it’s great!
Closer Magazine give it 4 STARS!
“Lawyer Alice gets a big shock when she finds out <SPOILER>  has emptied her accounts and run up debts in her name. So what does Alice do? Trail the thief across the world with the help of a hunky fraud investigator, of course!
Refreshing, fun and sexy, this is [...]

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