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Spinster Sunday

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One of the most amazing things about Am I Normal Yet? and How Hard Can Love Be? is seeing fans – readers, bloggers and vloggers – forming their own Spinster Clubs.

One of the most recent comes from Emma of Never Judge a Book By its Cover (a fantastic book blog you should definitely check out). Emma has created a brilliant Tumblr @the-spinster-club for readers “who adored [Am I Normal Yet?], are feminist or a new feminist like myself, who wants to own who
they are and be an individual.”
  You can look forward to posts about the Normal series, quotes, discussions
agendas and there is talk of a Feminist Street Team too. We LOVE the sound of that. Check in with Emma over at The Spinster Club for more.

Speaking of all things Spinster, today Holly is up in Lytham St Anne’s headlining Spinster Sunday. Hosted by Storytellers Inc, it’s an afternoon of events to
celebrate friendship, feminism and frankly brilliant books. This empowering
afternoon is sure to pass the Bechdel test with a fantastic line-up of current
teen/YA authors including Non Pratt, Keris Stainton, Sara Barnard, Natasha Farrant and Jenny Maclachan. More on this next week!

Go Spinsters!

How Hard Can Love Be? is out TODAY!

So, you know how Amber was always OFF ON ONE in Am I Normal Yet? about the other spinster club girls and their boy troubles? Well, I decided it would be fun if Miss Cynic fell in love. Hard.

I can’t believe How Hard Can Love Be? is out TODAY. I hope you love Amber’s journey as much as I do. Here’s to nice boys who call themselves feminists, Dumbledore’s Army, rainbows, and American roadtrips. See you at Summer Camp!

To celebrate the launch of How Hard Can Love Be? we will be hosting #14DaysofLove – a celebration
of love in all its forms – from first love to friendships to family. Keep an eye out for exclusive videos, competitions and more! Join in with #14daysoflove and #HHCLB.

Wishing you a very merry normal Christmas

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December is here, hooray! So to celebrate the beginning of the festive season we’re giving you 5 chances to win a signed limited edition of Am I Normal Yet? and a wrapped copy to gift to a friend!

Everyday this week you’ll have the chance to win – starting today! Head over to Holly’s Twitter to enter. All you have to do is Retweet!

Then be sure to follow these lovely lot for more chances to win:

Tuesday 1st December: @maximumpopbooks

Wednesday 2nd December: @MileLongBookS

Thursday 3rd December: @usbornepublishing

Friday 4th December: Books Are My Bag Live Twitter Chat from 7pm

Holly will be doing a live Twitter chat over at @BooksAreMyBag – it’s your LAST CHANCE to win so make sure your ready and logged in at 7pm!

Good luck and Happy Christmas!

World Book Night 2016

I’m so excited to announce that Am I Normal Yet? has been selected for World Book Night 2016! OMFG GUYS OMFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFG! I AM SO EXCITED I WANT TO GO BUY A GOLDEN TOP HAT!

World Book Night is an annual celebration of reading that takes place on Saturday 23 April. It sees passionate volunteers give out hundreds of thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don’t read regularly or own books.

This year, there are 15 books on
the World Book Night list – with Am I Normal Yet? featuring alongside works from amazing authors and poets including Carol Ann Duffy, Matt Haig, Jonathan Coe and Sarah Hilary.

To see the full list of books and to find out more about how and when you can volunteer go to wwww.worldbooknight.org.

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HOLLY BOURNE COMPETITION TIME!

usborneyashelfies:

Hands up if you love Holly Bourne?

We love Holly too, so this weekend, Usborne YA Shelfies are giving away free UK + IE iBooks downloads of each of Holly’s stunning YA books.

There are three books to be won, with one winner per prize.

For a chance to win, follow Usborne YA Shelfies and reblog this post, telling us which book you would like to win! 

The competition ends at midnight GMT+1 on Sunday 13th September 2015.

We’ll message the lucky winners with their code on Monday 14th September. Good luck, tumblrs. 

Some snaps from Holly’s fab event at Edinburgh Book Festival, chatting ‘Standing up to stress and anxiety‘ with Nicola Morgan.