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Showing posts from December, 2010


Counting down to 2011 (less than ten hours to go) so I thought it was about time I made some Resolutions. 1. Do more exercise (20mins on rowing machine every day)... 2. Eat less chocolate... 3. Stop swearing so much(!)... 4. Floss every day... 5. Vacuum floors more often... 6. Finish third book...
Hey! Wait a minute! Forget numbers 1-5. Finishing my next book is the only thing that matters, right? After all, a little chocolate doesn't hurt and swearing can be awfully funny and does hardly any real harm (especially as I mostly do it when I'm home alone or digging in the garden). The more exercise thing will remain on my list as I've grown disgusting spongy flabby bits over the Crimbo hols (50kg of chocolate perhaps?). But 2011 is the year of my newest character. I know you are going to love her. She's got a wicked streak but is just the sort of girl you'd want as your BFF. And her adventures... OMG! SO glamorous, so exciting and incredibly scary! Anyway, t…

Waterstone's and the Big Draw/Thaw!

Thank goodness the snow decided to melt today. It meant I was able to get to Dorking Waterstone's for a day of sketching, chatting and signing books. Thanks to everyone who posed for my drawings - I'm sure some of you will turn up in the next book - and special thanks to Adam for your excellent ideas about where you'd go if you could travel back in time! Genius! My sketches are on the 'sketchbook' page.

Dear Hove Park School...

Dear Hove Park School,
So, I've now failed to make it to your school TWICE - once because of a bug and then the snow - and I'm totally gutted! I was really looking forward to spending the day with you, doing a fun workshop and introducing you to all my characters, so let's hope my rescheduled visit... no, I won't jinx it! Whatever happens (floods, giant meteorites, alien invasion!), I WILL get to you as soon as I can - maybe not before Christmas, but sometime in the New Year. In the meantime, please visit Scarlett's and Ember's Facebook pages and Scarlett's blog ( for some Festive fun.
Best wishes,