Carnegie nomination for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe!

I’m absolutely chuffed to bits that The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is nominated for the 2019 Carnegie medal! I’ve been reading the medal-winning books my whole life, so this feels very surreal and lovely. It’s made even more special because it was nominated by librarians – I love you all and the work youContinue reading “Carnegie nomination for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe!”

A statistical analysis of the science of writing

I finished drafting my seventh novel this week! It’s crazy to me that I’ve written so many books. In a lot of ways, I still feel like I’m only just finding my feet as a writer. The process of writing a book is really mysterious to me, so I wanted to talk about the process ofContinue reading “A statistical analysis of the science of writing”

Behind the book – Audiobook narrator Lauren Ezzo

Previously in this series: Agent | Ghostwriter | UK Editor | Library Assistant  | Publicity Assistant | Typesetter | Cover Designer | Foreign Rights Manager |Blogger |Scout |Translators | Book charity | Copyeditor | Journalist | US Editor  | Scholastic Book Fair Product Manager | MG/YA Author Last week I interviewed Catherine Doyle, and this week I have another special guest on the blog – the narrator of the audiobook for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, Lauren Ezzo. This is my firstContinue reading “Behind the book – Audiobook narrator Lauren Ezzo”

Trailer for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is out on July 3rd with Harperteen, and they made me a little trailer…. [swoons] A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could beContinue reading “Trailer for The Loneliest Girl in the Universe”

Cover Reveal – American edition of The Loneliest Girl

Today I have an exciting exclusive cover to show you – the Harpercollins cover for the American edition of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe! Days since The Infinity left Earth: 6817 The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe couldContinue reading “Cover Reveal – American edition of The Loneliest Girl”

I read The Next Together series – will I like The Loneliest Girl in the Universe?

Yes, I think you will! Here’s why, statistically and qualitatively: The Loneliest Girl In The Universe Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never met, never even spoken to – someone who is light years away? Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew-member of a spaceship travelling to a new planet, on a mission toContinue reading “I read The Next Together series – will I like The Loneliest Girl in the Universe?”

Books which you might like if you enjoyed The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

Books about isolated characters:   The Yellow Wallpaper (free eBook) | Lirael | The Diary of a Young Girl Books about internet culture: Fangirl | Kiss Me First | Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World Books with a twist: K-Pax | We Were Liars | We Have Always Lived in the Castle Books about survival: Life AsContinue reading “Books which you might like if you enjoyed The Loneliest Girl in the Universe”

How to make a galaxy cake

For the launch of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, Charlie Smissen made the most beautiful galaxy themed cake, with a cut-out Romy figure and a centre bursting with glitter and popping candy. Here’s how she did it: Make a chocolate cake batter (I recommend this recipe for a dense, moist Guinness Chocolate cake) 2.Continue reading “How to make a galaxy cake”