2020 is here and I can finally reveal the cover of my upcoming YA novel, Sea Star Summer, published by Human & Rousseau.
All sixteen-year-old Naomi wants to do over December is read books and enjoy a drama-free holiday – but Jeffreys Bay has other ideas…
Set over the December school holidays, Sea Star Summer is a coming-of-age story about first love and self-discovery in the surfing capital of South Africa, Jeffreys Bay.
Jeffreys Bay is a place very close to my heart. It is a place of raging waves, electric skies and wild shores. It is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in South Africa and my absolute favourite road-trip destination.
I think the cover captures the essence perfectly.
Continue reading “COVER REVEAL! Sea Star Summer (coming April 2020)”
Last month I shared some recent book news – including being shortlisted for the Media 24 Literary Awards M.E.R. Prize for Youth Fiction.
Continue reading “Mine won the M.E.R. Prize!”
It’s been a month since Mine was released into the world! The reaction to the book has been phenomenal – from bookstagrams and Tweets to blogger and press reviews.
Continue reading “Vlog: Mine’s first month in the world”
I’ve got some cool events scheduled in the coming months. If you’d like to hear more about my new novel or get your copy signed, come along and say hi.
Continue reading “Upcoming events”
It’s been a giddy week, full of wonderful messages of support from readers. Mine has been out for a few weeks and reviews are starting to appear online. I absolutely adore the amazing book posts on Instagram. But I’ll do a blog about that soon.
Continue reading “Mine launched in Cape Town”
Interested in giving Mine a try, but not sure where to find it? Good news! I’ve done the comparison shopping for you.
Continue reading “Buy a copy of Mine now”
It’s World Read Aloud Day and also my book birthday! That means Mine is officially available online and in stores right now!!
To celebrate, here’s a short reading I recorded for the #WRADChallenge2018.
Continue reading “Happy World Read Aloud Day”
In a few weeks’ time (or less, oh my god) my latest novel Mine will hit South African shelves.
So far, I’ve been describing the book as a love story. And it is.
Continue reading “Mine, so what’s it all about then?”
Growing up, I knew my parents were different to other kids’ parents. They did their own thing. They listened to Black Sabbath and had a collection of vinyl records from the seventies. I used to watch The Muppet Show with my mom. We’d picnic in the park and eat junk food. The garden was my wonderland where I could literally do anything I wanted – dig holes, climb trees, stay out all day. I was so wild sometimes I’d sleep on the ground using the dog’s furry belly as a pillow.
Continue reading “Looking back at being different”
There is something so wonderfully comforting about nostalgia. Obviously, I’m referring to the good parts. The terrible, terrible things of the past can f*ck right off.
Continue reading “In praise of Agatha”