Hello! I’m back. I didn’t fall off a cliff in Japan (although we were in an earthquake. A fairly big one, 6 on the Richter scale I think, but because their earthquake-proofing is so good we were totally fine. We were so busy browsing in one of their amazing food halls – Japan has the most beautiful food halls I’ve ever seen – that we barely noticed it. A packet of biscuits fell off the shelf, that was about it.)
Anyway, I have been busy putting finishing touches to MY NEW BOOK.
It’s called LOVE AND OTHER MAN-MADE DISASTERS and it will be out next summer from Orion. It’s officially for young adults. AKA teens. But actually, I think it’s pretty similar to my current books – except the main characters are younger. And it’s definitely a romance.
Here is the blurb:
Juno is scared of a lot of things: climate change, urban foxes, zombies – the usual. So when she goes on holiday with her mum’s adrenaline-mad husband and his tearaway twins, she doesn’t hold much hope of surviving.
Then she meets Boy. Gruff, hairy and thrill-seeking, he’s everything Juno doesn’t like. Or is he?
Juno’s about to discover there’s nothing more scary than falling in love . . .
I really hope you like it *bites nails* and I can’t wait to share the cover with you because it is brilliant, possibly my favourite so far. More soon!