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Edinburgh International Book Festival Event 2013

Tuesday 20th August 2013

It's that time of year again, where it's nearly time for my NEW book to come out. I'm very excited that my second book 'My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters' is about to hit the shelves on September 5th.

To help promote the new book I did a literary panel event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival with other funny children's authors, Philip Ardagh and Fiona Foden. Philip sat in the middle and asked Fiona and I questions about our new books and how we write, and then our audience of young readers asked us lots of questions as well. It was a lot of fun. (That's us in the picture, right before we went on, holding a cactus).

My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters is published by Nosy Crow, and you can read the first chapter for free here.

It's a sequel to the first book, 'My Best Friend And Other Enemies' and it's all about what happened next to Jessica... It seems like everything's going really well - Jessica and Natalie are best friends again, her comic with Joshua is about to be launched (in the playground), and her success as a cartoonist seems assured. But then she meets Scarlett, Amelia's super-cool, super-annoying cousin, who happens to draw cartoons too! Soon Jessica is fighting for her cartoonist life... but luckily she still has a few tricks up her sleeve. Kind of.

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