Welcome

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Hello and welcome to my website. If you came here on purpose, you’ll already know that this is the place to find out more about me, Marie Basting, and my book Princess BMX. If you didn’t and you have no idea what you’re doing here, the next bus doesn’t leave for an hour, so why not take a look around. You’ll find all my latest news, interviews, reviews, school resources and secrets I haven’t even told myself. And, please, no laughing at my webbed feet!

I love meeting readers, so don’t forget to visit the events information for news of my bookshop and festival appearances. Schools and event organisers, find out more about what I can offer here. Meanwhile, please check out my free Princess BMX resources and reading guide.

PRINCESS BMX is Enchanted meets BMX! A funny debut for ages 7+ that brings the fairy tale bang up to date – get ready for some extreme adventurous fun! With black and white illustrations by Flavia Sorrentino, are you ready to be more BMX! 


Published by Chicken House Princess BMX is available from all good book stores –  read the first chapter and follow the links to order here.


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When Marie Basting was fifteen, she was told by a careers advisor that girls like her don’t become writers. For a long time, she believed this. But then something magical happened and Marie finally came to realise that girls like her can do anything they want.

Princess BMX is her debut novel.


Recent Posts

Signed and Dedicated Copies of Princess BMX Available Now

It’s exactly one month until Christmas and we all know books make the best presents! Especially signed and personally dedicated copies of Princess BMX which you can now purchase from my local indie bookstore, Chorlton Bookshop.

Email, call or use the contact form on their website to order. Don’t forget to include details of who you’d like the book dedicated to and your delivery address. One of the lovely Chorlton booksellers will then be in touch to confirm postage and payment details.

Merry Christmas and an Extreme New Year!

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