British Book Awards

Something startlingly amazing happened a week ago! I discovered that The Girl of Ink & Stars has been shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, alongside a frankly stellar line up.

My excitement was only topped when I had a (brief but blissful) Twitter exchange with none other than Tom Fletcher, author of the lovely The Christmasaurus, and member of McFly. I claimed on Facebook that my 13-year-old self would’ve been overjoyed – my 26-year-old self wasn’t too cool about it either.
Full lists here.