From 23rd March I am going to be running a monthly Writers HQ writing retreat group in Coventry at Holy Trinity Church near the cathedral. You can find out more here and buy tickets (which are very limited).
The group doesn’t involve any teaching, just all of us writing together for a day, with food and drinks and snacks. I’m really excited about this because I’ve been building up my local writing connections this year by doing work with Writing West Midlands and Coventry University too. I’m hoping to do even more in 2019!
Also, a few things:
If you pre-order The Quiet at the End of the World (thank you!) you can enter to win a set of swag including a lil robot pin, the bookmark I posted yesterday and some art prints. You have until March.
You can preorder a signed copy on my Etsy (comes with a free themed bookmark and postcard of my books) or get one from any of the following:
In the category of OTHER WAYS YOU CAN GET AN ENAMEL PIN: this designer is launching ones for my books which you can buy here. I’m not involved in these, except that I LOVE them.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe has won the Under the Radar category in the Epic Reads book shimmy awards! Thank you to everyone who voted!
It’s having a run of good luck with the STEAM awards nomination too, hurray!
This month’s baking newsletter features The Best Cookies in the World.
And lastly, I bought a house!!
View this post on Instagram
I BOUGHT A HOUSE!!! I got the keys today and starting moving stuff over and I am absolutely over the moon. It's been a whole year since I first started viewing properties, because I offered on one in May that fell through just before exchange of contracts. So this has been a TRIAL and I'm still in disbelief I have a HOUSE now! It's empty & cold because there's no heating yet, & I have a MORTGAGE & no money now, but I'm so so so happy. I HAVE A HOUSE!