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Saturday, 18 June 2016

MUMNESIA Blogtour & Goody-Bag Contest!


Look what was spotted in Asda and Morrisons! MUMNESIA! In the wild! Next to David Walliams! For £3.50! I'm so excited I'm holding a contest! 
If you spot MUMNESIA in a supermarket or bookshop, take a piccie and email me your snaps to
Double points for selfies! 
All entries (UK only) will enter the 
The MUMNESIA Goody-Bag!!
Meanwhile, why not join me on my blogtour - where there's an extra chance to enter each day (and a special bonus prize draw for all 8 correct answers)!

Thursday, 16 June 2016


 Whoop Whoop! MUMNESIA! is OUT NOW! 
I'm so excited I'm running a giveaway! 
(see bottom of the page for details!)

Win a whole bag of MUMNESIA goodies!

I was a little bit naughty for this book and actually had my launch party last week at Waterstones Islington - a WHOLE WEEK early! - and had so much fun I wanted to share a sneaky peek at my party photo album, and share my five steps to a RAD launch party!

Step 1: Get party supplies together!
Step 2, Decorate Nails!
Step 3. Dress like it's the 80s!

Step 4. Make sure there's LOTS of fun stuff to eat and do!
Step 5. Add lots of wonderful friends and family (the most vital ingredient) and PAR-TAY!
(L-R My mum, author Elizabeth Dale, author Sarwat Chadda,
my sister, a Pat Sharp wannabe, me and author Tamsyn Murray!)
The fab author Sarwat Chadda re-enacting the 80s
- mobile phones really were HUGE back in the day!
Rubik's Cubes are HARD!
Lovely Kathy Evans (author of More of Me)
 with wonderful crimped 80s hair!
My lovely agent Jenny Savill and her daughter
performing an extract of MUMNESIA - fabulously!
And my lovely publishers Macmillan
 even gave me a MUMNESIA necklace!

Everyone wrote down their fave memories of the 80s:
Roller Boots and Rara skirts, Hair Wraps, ABBA,
Reebok High-Tops, Wacaday, Adam Ant,
Crimped Hair and Shell-Suits, Mullet Hair,
Wham, Thundercats, Leg-Warmers and
 Spitting Image all feautured - and my fave...

I'm so thrilled that the fab Lilly Lazuli (centre) who illustrated
the cover could come to the party - it was the first time we'd met!
My lovely friend Kathy even took Polaroid photos!
Pics to treasure forever :)
It was a wonderful evening that I'll never forget. 

Now for the giveaway! 

To enter the draw (UK only) to win the MUMNESIA goody bag, 
simply answer the question: 
Email your answer to
Or answer via my Contact Form!

Good luck! And I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Monday, 6 June 2016

MUMNESIA Launch Party invitation!

WHOOP WHOOP! My new book MUMNESIA! comes out soon and to celebrate I'm holding a launch party THIS THURSDAY - AND YOU'RE ALL INVITED!

Here are the details:

(Thursday 9th June, 6.30-8pm Waterstones Islington)

After writing YA and younger children's fiction, MUMNESIA! is my first middle grade book and is a comedy/drama pitched as "Freaky Friday - without magic!" and is being published by Macmillan Children's Books on 16th June - or get a sneaky early copy at the party!

Here's the blurb:
"Lucy's mum is so out of date she's practically mouldy. She's super-strict, overprotective and won't let Lucy go to the school ball! Lucy can't believe she was EVER a teenager . . . until the morning her mum wakes up with no memory of the last thirty years - and thinks she's a twelve year old time-travelling from the 1980s!
All Lucy wants is for her mum to go back to being her old self - but how?"

And some early reviews from some totally fab authors!

"You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll never look at your mum in quite the same way again..." - Joanna Nadin, author of THE RACHEL RILEY DIARIES

"Mum minus memory = a whole lot of FUN!" - Tamsyn Murray, author of the COMPLETELY CASSIDY series

"Fast and funny; a Freaky Friday for the twenty-first century!" - Jo Cotterill, author of the SWEET HEARTS series and A LIBRARY OF LEMONS

I'm super-excited and really hope to see you on Thursday!

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