Counting down to Princess BMX – saving Sir Jeffrey and other stuff

I promised in the run-up to the publication of Princess BMX, I’d tell you more about the book and the inspiration behind it. On that note, I’d like to share with you an interview I recently did for Words and Pictures, the SCBWI British Isles on-line magazine, about my debut journey.

Click on the link at the end of the page to find out more about my road to publication, my top tip for unpublished and unagented writers and to read the shocking revelation of how Princess BMX’s puppy Sir Jeffrey Bobbersons almost suffered death by microcorn.

A microcorn – I hear you say… Introducing Doreen!

Doreen the microcorn – a stumpy, mini unicorn – may be small but she has a big personality. And big teeth…they can munch their way through anything. She’s strong too. And clever, although her actions are usually more controlled by her stomach than her brain. With a bleat that can rival any goat and a tendency for headbutting, don’t expect Doreen to fade into the background.

And here’s the link to the Words and Pictures article. If you have any questions or comments about the article I’d love to hear them.

It’s one month exactly until the launch of Princess BMX!

PRINCESS BMX is Enchanted meets BMX!

Excitement is rising in Camden and the magical Kingdom of Biscotti. I mean, like, oh my curly candy, it’s just one month exactly until Princess BMX makes her debut and shares her story with the world.

Over the coming weeks, I’ll be telling you more about the inspiration behind the book and some of the characters that join Princess BMX on her adventures.

But first meet Ava, a radical new princess who splits her time between the skateparks of Camden, London and her home in the magical kingdom of Biscotti.

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Image by the amazing Flavia Sorrentino – https://www.flaviasorr.com/

Trust her the fairy tales have it so wrong. Dingy towers and wicked step-mums are the least of this feisty princess’s worries: it’s the boredom that will kill her. A complete failure when it comes to meeting those princess expectations, Ava can’t seem to do anything right.  Honestly, apart from the endless supply of cupcakes, being a princess is so rubbish, she used to think about locking herself in a tower and throwing away the key.

Thank the good goblin she discovered the potato sack. Because if she hadn’t been sliding down the stairs in a potato sack, she’d never have discovered BMX. And if it wasn’t for BMX, nothing would have changed …

If you’d like to know more about Ava’s boring old princess life in the magical Kingdom of Biscotti, you can read the first chapter of Princess BMX here. And if you’d like to learn more about Flavia Sorrentino, the fantastic illustrator who brought Ava to life, click here.

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!

Published by Chicken House 1st August 2019 –  preorder now.