Monday, 23 June 2014
Hello. It's been AGES since I've been on this blog but frankly, it's time I was back.
There's a LOT, and I do mean a LOT, of changes coming up.
Firstly, the trip to New York was rather great, thanks for asking. You'll be finding out HOW GREAT very, very soon.
Secondly, there are some new writing projects on the horizon, hence the ARTS COUNCIL logo up there.
As you know, there's been a lot of talk about diversity, or the lack of, in children's publishing. If you know anything about my books you'll know that I've been bringing you diverse heroes from Day One, Page One.
In case you needed reminding:
The Devil's Kiss series
Billi SanGreal. Half-English half-Pakistani kickass heroine with Muslim Mother, Christian Father and Jewish Godmother.
The Ash Mistry series
Ash Mistry. British-born Indian demon slayer and divine superweapon of the goddess of death and destruction, Kali.
If you feel you are lacking in badass reading material, check out those two series.
This will continue, but in new and VERY special ways. The Arts Council are funding my next two projects. The first is with the rather wonderful Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary Agency. Now you must know Sarah. Basically she is the most rocking literary agent out there. By a long way. The plan is some polishes on the first project over the summer and then out into the big wide publishing world soon after.
The second project is super-early days but will have a Eastern angle to it. It will rock. It will be BADASS. I would deliver nothing less.
So, stay tuned. Prepare for a tidal wave of badassness.
Sarwat 'Dr. Badass' Chadda