Last week something very exciting happened - proof copies of the The Garden of Lost Secrets arrived! Actually holding a book I've written in my hands for the first time was as exciting (and emotional) as I thought it would be. Usborne have done an amazing job on the proof cover design, using orange foil on the text and mandarins (which feature quite heavily in the book!) and it's just so sparkly and lovely I could not be happier.
The other highlight this past month was getting a mention in the Seasonal Highlights section of the Spring Bookseller Children's Buyers Guide - something I never even dreamed of!
Aside from all this excitement I'm busy writing another project and planning an event for schools.
I'm also off to London for a marketing and publicity meeting with Usborne in the next couple of weeks and I can't wait to hear about their plans for publication and beyond!