09/08/18

Become a kindness ambassador

A group dedicated to making the world a kinder place. Every small act of kindness makes a small diff…

09/02/17

BBC Young Writers’ Award

Whenever I visit schools, I’m always telling you that your voice matters and your experience m…

05/10/16

Holly Bourne appearances this summer

A few of you have been asking where you can see Holly this summer, so we’ve pulled together a handy…

23/09/16

What’s a Girl Gotta Do…to make a book?

usborneyashelfies: Being one of the first people to read a brand-new Holly Bourne book is, quite fra…

06/08/16

I’VE GOT THE HORN! (of the feminist variety)

I made a video with the brilliant Stevie Finegan, where we embraced our inner Lotties and honked an…

28/07/16

I AM A FEMINIST

“Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of all genders, reg…

21/07/16

WELCOME TO THE SPINSTER CLUB!

Since, Am I Normal Yet? was published, I’ve had so many of you asking if you can make your own Spins…

25/05/16

What’s A Girl Gotta Do? COVER REVEAL and giveaway

We’re super excited to reveal the cover of What’s A Girl Gotta Do?, the third title in Holly Bourne’…

20/04/16

It’s World Book Night week!

It’s World Book Night week and we are EXCITED! Holly’s novel Am I Normal Yet? is one of 15 amazing b…

06/04/16

The #BestMovieKiss shortlist

You voted. You agonised. You sent me ANGRY tweets about the poll results. And here we have it…

01/04/16

What’s the best movie kiss of all time?

What makes a really great Hollywood kiss?I’m trying to find out. And I want you to FIGHT TO THE DEAT…

22/03/16

Lottie’s book has a title!

The news is out: Lottie’s book has a title, and I can reveal the title of the third Spinster Club bo…

01/03/16

My ode to Georgia Nicolson

Every time I do a school visit, or go to a festival, I’m consistently asked the same question.“What’…

14/02/16

How Hard Can Love Be? on the Underground!

Travelling on the London Underground this weekend? Look out for one of our bright pink editions of H…

13/02/16

Why you should spend Valentine’s Day with your friends

Head over to the Guardian Teen book site for more gems like this from Holly: http://bit.ly/1ozw7XV

12/02/16

A Spinster Club (& cheesy snacks!!) Evening at Easons

Last night Holly’s How Hard Can Love Be? tour made its way to Dublin for an amazing Spinster Club ev…

11/02/16

Palentine’s Day – The Book Club

In the true spirit of The Spinster Club, uber cool The Book Club in Shoreditch is forgoing the tradi…

10/02/16

Spotted: in Stylist Magazine

How Hard Can Love Be? has been out and about on the streets of the UK today with a fab ad in Stylist…

09/02/16

6 top tips for relationships in your teens over at SugarScape

Head over to sugarscape for a good dose of advice from Holly on all things love. It’s a good’un!

08/02/16

Praise for How Hard Can Love Be?

Hello fellow Spinsters, Amy from Usborne here. I’ve stolen Holly’s blog today to do a little round-u…

07/02/16

Spinster Sunday

One of the most amazing things about Am I Normal Yet? and How Hard Can Love Be? is seeing fans – rea…

06/02/16

WIN a Holly Bourne tote bag full of goodies with Thameslink

To celebrate HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE? being chosen as Thameslink’s Book of the Month, they are giving a…

05/02/16

Holly Bourne: Top 3 Novels on Mental HealthFind the three books that Holly feels tackle mental healt…

04/02/16

Meet Holly Bourne on the How Hard Can Love Be? tour

To celebrate the release of How Hard Can Love Be? Holly will be touring the UK and Ireland and she w…

03/02/16

How Hard Can Love Be? chosen for commuter book club – Books on the Go

Hurray! How Hard Can Love Be? has been chosen for the commuter book club Books on the Go as its Febr…

02/02/16

It’s day 2 of #14DaysofLove and we have something very special for you. Here’s a little YouTube trea…

01/02/16

How Hard Can Love Be? is out TODAY! So, you know how Amber was always OFF ON ONE in Am I Normal Yet?…

29/01/16

Feminism in YA panel – Waterstones Piccadilly

So last night something amazing happened. This…Standing-room only for a talk about feminism in Water…

26/01/16

Heroines come in all shapes and sizes, right?

usborneyashelfies: Editorial director Rebecca Hill has finally found a heroine to identify with in H…

26/01/16

Everybody LOVES Holly Bourne!

usborneyashelfies: With just one week to go before publication of Holly Bourne’s How Hard Can Love B…

23/01/16

The inspiration for HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE?

usborneyashelfies: The second book in Holly Bourne’s Normal series, the follow-up to Am I Normal Yet…

15/01/16

How Hard Can Love Be? is here!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE FINAL COPIES OF HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE? HAVE ARRIVEDThere are so…

31/12/15

The Holly (Bourne) and the Ivy…

usborneyashelfies: If your Christmas present took the shape of a new e-reader or mobile device, we’v…

17/12/15

Goodbye TheSite.org!

So today was my last day working as an editor for TheSite.org. I’ve been working at the charity for…

14/12/15

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne

usborneyashelfies: In August, we launched the first book in Holly Bourne’s new “Normal” series – Am…

01/12/15

Wishing you a very merry normal Christmas

December is here, hooray! So to celebrate the beginning of the festive season we’re giving you 5 cha…

24/11/15

World Book Night 2016

I’m so excited to announce that Am I Normal Yet? has been selected for World Book Night 2016! OMFG G…

11/11/15

Hi, I’m a slut

So today I stumbled across probably the most brilliant thing I’ve seen in a long while. Watch. Get a…

17/10/15

Exclusive How Hard Can Love Be? proofs are IN

ARRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHang on a second….AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHLoo…

16/10/15

Read an exclusive extract from Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne at http://bit.ly/1RcGJ74.

15/10/15

OCD Awareness Week

Hello! We’ve hijacked Holly’s tumblr today for OCD Awareness Week, a global campaign to promote awar…

13/10/15

I am SO EXCITED to be on Hannah Witton’s channel today, chatting YA, sex and mental-health with the…

10/10/15

HAPPY WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY!

Today is all about raising awareness of  mental health – in particular this year, having conversatio…

07/10/15

02/10/15

Save our NHS

This is a bit of a serious post today. But, last night, I got this rather-desperate message from my…

22/09/15

I’m going on tour!

Hey everyoneIt’s that time of year again. I’m COMING TO SEE YOU. Well…I’m putting myself in v…

18/09/15

Introducing Usborne Fiction Editorial Director, Rebecca Hill

usborneyashelfies: I’m Rebecca Hill and I’m Fiction Editorial Director at Usborne. I’m a bookish gir…

15/09/15

What it’s about

So I was very, hugely chuffed when my close friends, Ruth and Dave, asked me to write something for…

14/09/15

hayleysprout13: THIS IS WHAT NORMAL LOOKS LIKE! Happy launch day @hollybourneya! #AmINormalYet #100d…

11/09/15

HOLLY BOURNE COMPETITION TIME!

usborneyashelfies: Hands up if you love Holly Bourne? We love Holly too, so this weekend, Usborne YA…

11/09/15

Spotted: Holly in the Metro!

Everyone loves HOLLY BOURNE!

09/09/15

Holly Bourne’s Top Writing Tips

usborneyashelfies: 1)      Keep a diary Want to write, but still waiting for that killer idea? That…

08/09/15

HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE? exclusive reveal

HOW HARD CAN LOVE BE? We are uber excited to reveal that the second book in the Normal Series – HOW…

07/09/15

Introducing: A Boy and a Biscuit

usborneyashelfies: Here at the Usborne YA Shelfie HQ, there’s nothing we like better than nattering…

06/09/15

“No more brave faces. Let’s be strong enough to break down and let help in.”

“No more brave faces. Let’s be strong enough to break down and let help in.”We adore this article by…

05/09/15

Who else wants to join The Spinster Club?

We have another member of The Spinster Club! Thanks Marie for your awesome review of Am I Normal Yet…

04/09/15

03/09/15

Pre-order competition update…

If you entered our Am I Normal Yet? pre-order competition then keep an eye out for swag arriving soo…

02/09/15

Some snaps from Holly’s fab event at Edinburgh Book Festival, chatting ‘Standing up to stress and an…

01/09/15

Bourne Book Bundle and Swag GiveawayHead over to Maximum Pop for the chance to WIN a copy of Soulmat…

29/08/15

Am I Normal Yet? free on iBooks!

Read Am I Normal Yet? for FREEAm I Normal Yet? is available to download for FREE exclusively on iBoo…

28/08/15

27/08/15

Holly is taking over Maximum Pop!

Holly will be taking over @maximumpopbooks  Twitter tomorrow Friday 28th August at 7pm. Follow them…

26/08/15

Go on. Do it. Read this interview with Holly in WHM magazine all about the dark and explicit side of…

25/08/15

WIN a signed limited edition of Am I Normal Yet? with Maximum Pop!

We’ve teamed up with the fab Maximum Pop! to give you the chance to win a signed LIMITED EDITION of…

24/08/15

23/08/15

22/08/15

The ridiculousness of period shame

My favourite scene in Am I Normal Yet? is when the girls have a Spinster Club meeting about the ridi…

21/08/15

YA Blogger series with Jess Hearts Books

Today, we hear from the FAB Jess of Jess Hearts Books fame on ‘normal’, feminism and cheesy snacks:W…

20/08/15

#squadgoals, Taylor Swift and loving YOU

‘Calvin Harris can smoulder and bulge in his pants as much as he wants to. He’s not the part of Tayl…

19/08/15

18/08/15

We heart Emerald Street

Unfortunately, most of us didn’t go to a Cornish castle-like school on the cliffs with a courtyard a…

17/08/15

EXCLUSIVE extract of Am I Normal Yet?

This week we’ve teamed up with maximumpop! (THE destination for the latest news on music, celebs, bo…

16/08/15

Emma Gannon interviews Holly

We’re big fans of GIRLLOSTINTHECITY.COM, a blog written by journalist and social media editor Emma G…

15/08/15

YA Blogger series with Once Upon a Bookcase

We’re very excited to have the brilliant Jo from Once a Upon of Bookcase join us for the second YA b…

14/08/15

TheSite takeover Q&A

As part of TheSite takeover, we asked you to submit your questions for Holly. Thank you to everyone…

13/08/15

Telling someone about your mental health

It should be easy telling people you have mental health issues. But we know it isn’t. There’s still…

11/08/15

Anxiety and your relationship

Love can drive us all a little crazy sometimes. But if you already have an issue with your mental he…

10/08/15

TheSite.org Takeover!

My two lives are COLLIDING this week, and thesite.org is taking over #100DaysOfNormal. When I’…

09/08/15

Reinventing the word ‘spinster’

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne, is out now! Read the first chapter online.

08/08/15

Thank you SO much to Sam at The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop in Richmond for this amazing review of Am…

07/08/15

#FollowFriday

Woohoo! It’s Friday people! A little end of the week tip – be sure to follow @MaximumPopBooks AND @T…

06/08/15

#100DaysofNormal YA Blogger series with The Mile Long Bookshelf

Today sees the start of our #100DaysofNormal YA Blogger series and we are SUPER excited about it. We…

05/08/15

My top 5 tips on writing about mental health

I want teen readers to be able to go into a bookstore and pick up something that reflects their expe…

04/08/15

Today we’re sharing this brilliant article from Amber at The Mile Long Bookshelf  all about how she…

03/08/15

Why we need to be honest about OCD and teen mental health

Sometimes young people with mental health problems get better. Sometimes they don’t. Sometimes…

02/08/15

We should all be feminists

Following on from Holly’s Top 5 Feminist Non-Fiction books, we wanted to share Chimamanda Ngozi Adic…

01/08/15

Happy Book Birthday to ME!

I cannot BELIEVE it’s publication day. I am so, SO excited about people meeting Evie and the r…

31/07/15

My top 5 Feminist Non-Fiction books

One of my favourite things about writing the Normal trilogy is that I’ve been on my own feminist lea…

30/07/15

Hello the Philippines *waves*

One of the most exciting things about getting a book published, is seeing other teenagers in other c…

29/07/15

Spotted in Waterstones Manchester – thanks Fiona! Darran (@shinraAlpha) tweeted this photo of…

28/07/15

The super lucky winner of a signed LIMITED EDITION copy of Am I Normal Yet? is….@BookaholicHolly Con…

27/07/15

Hooray for The Observer!

We were chuffed to see a review of Am I Normal Yet? in this Sunday’s The Observer! Here’s Holly in a…

26/07/15

Image credit: ‘Depression Part 2 – Hyperbole and a Half’

24/07/15

Team Usborne loving their t-shirts and Holly’s books! Holly with Usborne Fiction Director, Reb…

23/07/15

This is what normal (overexcited editorial team) looks like . . .

The Usborne Editorial team gearing up for the book launch of the year in their t-shirty swag. Happy…

22/07/15

http://www.robot-hugs.com/ Image credit: ‘If physical diseases were treated like mental illness…

21/07/15

Win! Am I Normal Yet?

*Twitter competition alert*We’re celebrating today! We’re halfway through #100DaysofNormal and to ce…

20/07/15

5 1/2 Things I Wasn’t Expecting At YALC (and yet they happened)

1) Being sexually harassed by SpidermanThis is the only bad thing that happened! But, yes, while I w…

19/07/15

Win book goodies!

Pre-order your copy of AM I NORMAL YET? to be in with the chance of winning some amaaaaaaaazing swag…

18/07/15

17/07/15

16/07/15

YALC Tips from Jess Heart Books

So it’s nearly here: YALC 2015! We’re super excited about it all, especially about Holly’s event. Sh…

15/07/15

The very lucky winner of a signed LIMITED EDITION copy of Am I Normal Yet? is….*drum roll…

14/07/15

Pre-order Am I Normal Yet? to receive exclusive swag!

*PRE-ORDER NEWSFLASH!*Pre-order your copy of Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne to receive super-exclu…

13/07/15

Early reader reviews!

As publication draws ever closer, we’re so excited to share the latest reviews of Am I Normal Yet?….

12/07/15

10/07/15

My top summer reads!

I was pretty frickin’ chuffed this week to see that Sugarscape included Am I Normal Yet? in th…

09/07/15

Get your Holly Bourne summer fix while you can! http://amzn.to/1JTDyPr

08/07/15

Thank you for the Twitter love!

We’ve been overwhelmed at the reaction so far to Am I Normal Yet?. Here at Usborne Towers, we think…

07/07/15

Win a Limited Edition of Am I Normal Yet?

*Twitter competition alert*Wahoo! It’s Day 37 of #100DaysofNormal and to celebrate we have this amaz…

06/07/15

Happy International Kissing Day!

Am I Normal Yet? has college crushes and first date disasters, but for  International Kissing Day we…

05/07/15
04/07/15

03/07/15

My Top 5 Feminist Films

Evie in Am I Normal Yet? is a massive film buff – largely as she rarely left the house for two years…

02/07/15

Holly Bourne’s advice for aspiring journalists

Holly Bourne’s advice for aspiring journalistsCalling any aspiring journalists …Today we’re #…

01/07/15

Don’t miss Holly at YALC

Here at Usborne HQ we’re getting ready for the awesomeness that is the Young Adult Literature Conven…

30/06/15

The first review of Am I Normal Yet? is in! And Paper Trail YA loves it as much as we do! Read the r…

29/06/15

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne Evie’s ‘Recovery Diary’ – sneak peek inside…

28/06/15

Am I Normal Yet? Pinterest

Follow our 100 Days of Normal Pinterest Board and make sure you never miss a day of posts about the…

26/06/15

My Top 5 Feminism Websites

You’d be forgiven for thinking the internet is just a massive steaming turd of patriarchy, whe…

25/06/15

Are Happily-ever-afters in YA Novels Bad for Teenagers’ Love Lives?

Are Happily-ever-afters in YA Novels Bad for Teenagers’ Love Lives?Today we’re TBT’ing to an article…

24/06/15

Congratulations to @eleanorford on Twitter – the very lucky winner of the signed copy of THE MANIFES…

23/06/15

Independent Bookshop Week

Independent Bookshop Week 2015One of the best things about being an author is how much time you get…

22/06/15

Am I Normal Yet? in The Observer

“An involving look at feminism, friendship and the secrets we hide even from those who know us best….

21/06/15

All about Evie

All Evie wants is to be normal. And now she’s almost off her meds, going to parties and making frien…

20/06/15

19/06/15

Top 5 Feminist YA Books

Ahead of tonight’s #UKYAchat about feminism and gender equality in YA, Holly has written about her t…

18/06/15

#TBT Q&A with PaperTrailYA

Hello Day 18 of #100DaysofNormal! On this gorgeous June day, we’re throwing back to a brill Q&A…

17/06/15

Congratulations to @emmarrobinson on Twitter – she’s the very lucky winner of the signed copy of SOU…

16/06/15

Holly Bourne at YALC 2015

The official YALC 2015 schedule has arrived at the usbornepublishing office and not only is the line…

15/06/15

Wahoo! It’s Day 15 of #100DaysofNormal and to celebrate we have this rather fab Twitter competition….

14/06/15

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting is out now! Read the first chapter extract at www.usborne.com…

13/06/15

Read the first chapter of Am I Normal Yet? online now at www.usborne.com/readAmINormalYet. What are…

12/06/15

#FeminismFriday

If you follow Holly on Twitter, or read any of her books, you’ll know that feminism is a topic she i…

11/06/15

Myths about OCD

I think anyone whose experienced OCD wants to throttle people who say, ‘Ooo, I’m soooo O…

10/06/15

Win ‘Am I Normal Yet?’ – an amazingly Goodread.

We’re celebrating Day 10 of #100DaysofNormal by giving you the chance to win one of 10 copies of Am…

09/06/15

We all want to be normal… or do we?

When you work for a youth charity, like I do, you get used to the same phrase cropping up over and o…

08/06/15

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Holly Bourne

Here at usbornepublishing towers we’ve put our heads together and gathered up10 facts that you MAY o…

07/06/15

Let’s celebrate all-things-cheesy

Do you know what week it is?It’s British Cheese Week! I know what you’re thinking…

06/06/15

ARE YOU NORMAL?

ARE YOU NORMAL? We all ask ourselves that – at least once a day. THRICE a day if we were going throu…

05/06/15

#FF

Make sure you never miss out on any #100DaysOfNormal by following all my social media-type stuff. I…

04/06/15

Read the first chapter of ‘Am I Normal Yet?’

“It started with a house party. This wasn’t just any house party. It was also My First Date. Like fi…

03/06/15

Only 100 in the ENTIRE universe

Guys – I have the BEST news. My supersonic publisher Usborne have printed 100 LIMITED EDITION copies…

02/06/15

Normality is overrated

Amy and Hannah here from Usborne – hello! We’ve hijacked Holly’s Tumblr for Day 2 of #100DaysofNorma…

01/06/15

#100DaysofNormal

Hello, and welcome to my shiny new Tumblr! I am so happy you’re here. Sit down and have a cheesy sna…