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Diversity drive on track in children’s, but call for more BAME authors

From The Bookseller

This is an extract from an article by Charlotte Eyre in The Bookseller that I was asked to comment on. To read the full article visit The Bookseller website. Authors, agents and publishers have praised the increase in the number of books with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and mental health themes in 2015, but…
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Why Mythology Still Matters

World mythologies for children

Why do so many children’s authors focus on mythology in their books for young readers? What is the fascination with gods and goddesses and their interactions with mortals? In my new novel, Secrets of Valhalla, the main character Freddie Buzzard (Buzz) hasn’t got much time for mythology. To be honest, he thinks it’s a waste…
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Hot off the Press!

Secrets of Valhalla

It’s not every day that you find a famous weatherwoman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover that the weatherwoman is in fact Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun, and one of the seven day guardians who keep time in order. But that’s just what happens to new friends…
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The Book of Wonders Reviewed by Avia, aged 9, on Fresh Ink

Book review

Read review over on Fresh Ink The Book of Wonders was filled with action, mystery, magic and of course, wonders. It was about two kids, Zardi and Rhidan, whose sister and father were in BIG danger. Rhidan was adopted so they ventured to find his birth family to help save his new family. I liked…
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Welcome Yamazing Racers!

Hello, and thanks for visiting my site! I’m so thrilled to be part of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read…
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Out now!

The Book of Wonders is published today

Hot off the press! I’m so excited to announce that the Book of Wonders is out TODAY. It’s published by HarperCollins in the US and available in bookshops all around the US. For UK fans, you can get your copy online. Click on the image to the left to read a full description of the…
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It smells like a book, it looks like a book …it’s my book!

Look what came in the post today! A shiny, finished copy of  The Book of Wonders. I’m not ashamed to say that I had a little tear in my eye. It was amazing to finally hold a finished copy in my hands. The end of a journey and the beginning of another one!

Review from Lily age 10

Review from Lily on  The YA Bookcase on Lake Street The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards Magic, Djinn, Ogres, and Sorcerers. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings, long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying usurper who, even…
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Book of Wonders Review from Tara at Hobbitsies

Hobbitsies Review Okay, The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards is a seriously awesome middle grade novel about fantasy and adventure and it’s got pirates, boats, magic, a loyal best friend, and a seriously brave female main character. The Book of Wonders is the type of book I would have absolutely devoured in middle school,…
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The Book of Wonders Prizes and Giveaways for Book Launch

To celebrate the launch of The Book of Wonders there will be prizes and giveaways over the next few weeks including my writing advice charm bracelet  over at Mundie Kids, and a signed first edition of The Book of Wonders on Hobbitsies right now.