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

*drum roll…*



If you haven’t won this time, there’ll be plenty more chances to win! Stay tuned!

The first review of Am I Normal Yet? is in! And Paper Trail YA loves it as much as we do! Read the review in full at http://bit.ly/1GWKwBY.

Am I Normal Yet? is out on 1st August 2015! Pre-order your copy now online or at your local independent bookshop.

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.” – The Observer

Brilliant to come in to the usbornepublishing office today and see Holly and Am I Normal Yet? listed in The Observer’s ‘Five of the Best in Young Adult Fiction’ alongside four other fab YA authors. Hooray! 

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

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

Only 100 in the ENTIRE universe

Guys – I have the BEST news. My supersonic publisher Usborne have printed 100 LIMITED EDITION copies of Am I Normal Yet?. And THEY’RE THE MOST YELLOW THINGS YOUR EYEBALLS WILL EVER HAVE SEEN. There are just 100 in the entire universe. They’re so exclusive even *I’ve* only been given ONE – and it was my brain what wrote the book!

The best part? We’re going to be giving them away to YOU as part of #100DaysofNormal

Here I am at Usborne Towers signing ALL of the limited edition copies in all their neon glory! 

Each limited edition copy is numbered and signed by ME! (Obvs) I’ve even spelled my own name right in each one (which has been an issue in the past)!


Don’t they look A-MAZ-ING? You need an eye-shield to protect you from it’s neon powers.


“HOW DO I GET MY GRUBBY HANDS ON ONE?” I hear (hope) you ask. Just stay tuned to the #100DaysOfNormal hashtag for giveaways and exciting challenges. 


Am I Normal Yet? is out on 1st August 2015.



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

What is #100DaysOfNormal?

In the lead-up to the publication of Am I Normal Yet? we’re going to spend 100 ROTATIONS OF THE EARTH chatting here about the book, the trilogy, and all the things that inspired it. Aforementioned cheesy snacks will be a big part of this. Mainly this is a big celebration of trying to be normal, realising you’re not-normal, and totally partying about that.

How will it work?

I’ll be posting something related to the book here EVERY DAY, along with Amy and Hannah from Usborne. There will also be chats and discussions over on Twitter and Facey B. You are so very welcome to come in and join the fun.

Will I learn anything?

You might! At least once a week I’ll be super-gluing some leather bits to my elbows and talking about some of the SERIOUS BITS in Am I Normal Yet? and why I chose to write them. I’ll also be talking a bit about my job as a journalist and relationship expert at youth charity TheSite.org, and how it shapes my books. Topics I’m going to chat about are:
Mental Health (my MC Evie is recovering from OCD)
F to the E to the M to the I to the N to the ISM! This trilogy of books follows a group of girls setting up their own grassroots feminist group, and I’ll be getting my rant on occasionally.
Friendship – because it’s the most important thing EVER
Relationships and love – I answer young people’s relationship questions over at TheSite. Something that has given me (limited) wisdom on all stuff love-related.

And how about FUN stuff?

There will be ample amounts of it. In fact, there is likely to be a 80:20 Fun:Important-stuff ratio. This is like the 5:2 diet of book campaigns. There’s going to be giveaways, quizzes, polls, events you can bring your actual human body to, and lots and lots of cheesy snacks.

So how do I get involved?

Follow my Tumblr to get all the #100DaysofNormal news straight into your newsfeed. And I want to hear from you – so be sure to like, comment on and share anything you love! Or if there’s something you want to hear about, let us know!

You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

And be sure to come back tomorrow to hear more about Am I Normal Yet? and and I have a super special announcement on Wednesday that you won’t want to miss.

Holly x