… and the winner is …

It’s the first of May. One of my favourite days of the year. The sky is blue. It’s sort-of spring/sort-of summer. It’s a Bank Holiday Weekend and …………

It’s time to announce the winner of the ‘win a copy of Beads, Boys and Bangles’ competition.

I had lots of amazing entries. You’ve recommended some fabulous books and I’m very grateful. It’ll take me ages to choose my favourites and read my way through them. Heaven. THANK YOU, EVERYONE!

So, last night I put all the names on pieces of paper, folded up the pieces and put them into a hat I bought on honeymoon in Paris. Only the best for my competition entrants! And this morning, my husband pulled a name out of the hat and the name was ……..

Da da dahhhhhhhh ………

Zaynab, who recommended Threads, Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson and Noughts and Crosses, by Malorie Blackman.

Congratulations, Zaynab. I know it was tricky for you to enter, so well done for making it through the process and all the way onto the winner’s podium! I’ll be getting a signed copy to you soon.

And watch this space, everyone, because I’ve finished my main read-through of book 3 at last and got my brain back, so soon to come will be …

  • that copy of Bliss and how good Jewel’s dress looks
  • my visit to St Angela’s school and what it felt like to get a signed copy of Angel Cake from Cathy Cassidy (who was talking there before me) and to sign one for her
  • my gorgeous Dutch and German editions, coming out soon