Pleased to see White Petals in the CBC Summer Selection! 🙂
In 2011, I was accepted as one of the fifteen students to join the inaugural Curtis Brown Creative novel-writing course. When I joined the course, I had completed the first 10,000 words of White Petals. During my time with CBC, I redrafted that initial 10,000 words to improve the story, strengthen the voice, structure the timeline and make the plot more dramatic.
Wales Online have put up a great article, highlighting the wonderful illustrations of all my lovely winning artists for White Petals.
When Firefly and I launched the competition to find illustrations for White Petals, we were very fortunate to receive such a fantastic, diverse mix of art work from all over the country.
On behalf of the publisher and myself, I would like to thank everyone who entered the White Petals illustration competition.
All the artists who entered the competition were greatly skilled, but alas, we could only pick 37 winning illustrations.
I would like to congratulate all the winners. You did a brilliant job! *virtual high-five* 🙂
My first official review is in! Yay! 🙂
The review is by the lovely Beth Reekles – author of The Kissing Booth, Rolling Dice, Out of Tune, amongst other great reads.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous about getting my first review, but after reading it today, I’m really happy that Beth enjoyed White Petals.
Phew! That’s a weight lifted off my shoulders!
Everyone keeps telling me not to read the reviews, just in case they’re unpleasant. But I suppose there are always going to be some negative as well as positive reviews, aren’t there? I just hope that the majority of them are positive! *bites nails*
So, to anyone who reads my books: if you’re going to write a review, please be kind! I’m only just starting out in my career as an author, so I’m a bit like a budding rose at the moment – I’m growing nicely each day, but I still have some thorns. I suppose as with everything in life, we can either choose to make the most of the thorns, or we can choose to make the most of the roses!