New Release: MIRRORS (Papercuts 3)

My fifth book for Badger Learning is out now! Mirrors is part of the third illustrated Papercuts series, which I’m thrilled to be part of. James Lawrence’s amazing illustrations helps bring this scary little story to life and I couldn’t be happier with the final book! I was inspired by this photo I took of myself a…

New Release: NOWHERE (Between the Lines 2)

My fourth book for Badger Learning is out now! MADE released in September 2017 as part of the first Between the Lines series. The Trick released in January 2018 followed by One Way in January 2019 as part of the Papercuts series. Nowhere is part of the second Between the Lines series, which I’m thrilled…

New Release: ONE WAY (Papercuts 2)

The Trick released last January for the first series of Papercuts and I’m delighted to have had the chance to work with Badger Learning again on this second Papercuts series with One Way. One Way is about a cursed fairground, complete with 4 wonderful illustrations by James Lawrence. The book is one of six in…

Creative Writing: A Journal with Art to Kickstart Your Writing by Eva Glettner

My thoughts on Creative Writing: A Journal with Art to Kickstart Your Writing by Eva Glettner This is a unique and wonderfully inventive creative writing journal, published this month with Chronicle Books. The pages are bursting with colour, inspiration, and writing prompts. It presents an idea, then lets the writer do the rest. It’s fun and it…

Team Rogue YA: How I Write

I’m on the Sky Pony Team Rogue YA blog with a post about advice, writing methods, and how I approach a new story: How I Write by Kate Ormand

How I Got My Agent

I wrote 2 YA novels before writing DARK DAYS. I started querying with my second novel, a YA fantasy, but the book didn’t get far. I got lots of rejections and 2 partial requests, which didn’t amount to anything. While this book was out on submission, I started to write DARK DAYS. This was something…