Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Queen's in the Hive!


Queen Sardine? Queen bee? OK, fine, it was a dubious play on words... What I'm trying to say is a big THANK YOU to hive.co.uk for choosing me as a 'rising writer' for June.


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

A Review From My Muse

My main (human) character, Ivy, went through some tweaks and changes as I worked on developing her character into that of a believable 8 year old. And who better to look to for inspiration than my young friend, Isis (then 8, now 9)?! She helped me remember how wonderfully frenetic kids' thinking can be. Thank you, Isis! And thanks also for your fantastic review...

Queen Sardine: Book Review

This book is about friendship and bravery. I was engrossed when I had it read to me. I loved the main characters, Queen Sardine and Ivy, because of their personalities. And I felt that little sprout was very cute. Some of the pictures made me laugh. I would like to be friends with Ivy and I hope in the next book she gets her own back on Fabian (the bully boy)! - Isis, aged 8

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Happy Publication Day!

Welcome to the world at large, Queen Sardine. It's May 1st and Her Majesty is doing her best to greet you with a royal wave (not at all easy when you've got paws). Meanwhile, her creator is celebrating with cups of tea and the final chocolatey crumbs of Easter. Happy times.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tabby Times!

Well, my pre-publication copies of Queen Sardine have arrived, and poor old George, my geriatric moggy, is unimpressed. However, I just couldn't resist getting a snap of my fictional tabby alongside my real-world tabby (sorry, George... extra nibbles for you, later...)!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Pre-Publication Reader Reviews for Queen Sardine!


Exciting news for my feisty moggy, Queen Sardine, who seems to already have some fans! Thanks to all who wrote these wonderful reviews. What a lovely surprise to wake up to!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Queen Sardine and Princess Persia...

Book two plans are already underway, and here's a sneak preview of the (probable) cover image.
Queen Sardine's going to need a few white stripes added, and Princess Persia may not stay quite so purple, but this at least gives a flavour of what's to come.

Monday, 24 March 2014

May 1st... I Can Hardly Wait!

Get that red carpet dusted. Her Majesty is on her way! Queen Sardine is due to descend upon bookshops in just 6 weeks, and is already available for pre-order...

Me? Excited?!! Well, yes, but only very slightly, I assure you... all this hopping up and down, grinning etc is totally normal 'Kate' behaviour. Honest.