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Friday, 1 December 2017

WIN A Signed Book For Christmas!

It's December already - where did the year go? It'll be Christmas before we know it!
If you're shopping for a book-lover and think they would like a signed and personally dedicated copy of any of my books (from young readers up to young adult), just email me at katiedaleauthor@hotmail.com 
*CHRISTMAS BONUS* all purchases before Dec 24th will enter a prize draw to WIN a SIGNED copy of any of my books!
I will send anywhere in the world. (all books cost RRP + postage)
Merry Christmas!

For younger readers:
Click here for more information about these books
FAIRY TALE TWSTS! For readers aged 5+ illustrated by the amazing Matt Buckingham. Each rhyming story takes a familiar fairytale character and reveals their version of events - as you've never seen them before!  RRP £4.99 published by Orchard Books

MUMNESIA!: Lucy's mum is so out of date she's practically mouldy! She's super-strict, overprotective and won't let Lucy go to the school ball! Lucy can't believe she was EVER a teenager . . . until the morning her mum wakes up with no memory of the last thirty years - and thinks she's a twelve year old time-travelling from the 1980s!  All Lucy wants is for her mum to go back to being her old self - but how?" 
RRP £6.99 published by Macmillan Children's Books

THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY Twins Max and Anni have had the worst birthday ever. Max has missed a vital goal in the football Cup Final and Anni has fallen out with her best friend. Feeling thoroughly miserable, Max and Anni sneak downstairs at midnight and light the candles on their untouched birthday cake and, as they blow them out, they wish to redo the day!
When they wake up, their wish has come true! And this time Max and Anni aren't going to mess things up. But little do they realize that they are going to have to relive their birthday again . . . and again . . . and again. 
RRP £6.99 published by Macmillan Children's Books

Young Adult Novels 
SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE: 
Click here for more information about this book
When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself.
Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all...
Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to LA.
But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all... "
RRP £6.99 published by Simon & Schuster UK; Delacorte Press (US); Doubleday (Canada) 

LITTLE WHITE LIES
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Lou Shepherd takes the opportunity of starting at university to reinvent herself – completely. She dyes her hair and changes her name in an attempt to hide her past – but then she meets a guy who's doing exactly the same thing, for very different reasons. Why does Christian clam up every time Lou asks about his past? Why doesn’t he have any family photos, and why does he dye his blond hair black?
Lou finds herself falling for Christian, so when his house goes up in flames, his tires are slashed, and he flees for his life, she insists on going with him. But as Christian’s secret is finally unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he’s ever told Lou is a lie. Can what the media are saying about him really be true? Should Lou trust him? Or is she in grave danger? And was their chance encounter really an accident at all…?
As lie follows lie, nothing is as it seems, and soon Lou finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit, her loyalties torn, her emotions in tatters as she faces a heart-wrenching dilemma: should she shatter the lives of those she holds dearest, or betray the guy who, against all odds, she's fallen in love with?
RRP £6.99 published by Simon & Schuster UK; Delacorte Press (US); Doubleday (Canada) 

Monday, 10 July 2017

The Never-Ending Birthday Blogtour!

Hello!
To celebrate the publication of THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY I'm off on tour!
A blogtour, that is! Do come along and join me as I visit these lovely bloggers - and there'll be a chance to win sparkly copies of the book too!


Monday, 19 June 2017

Competition! New Book! Authors Assemble!

Hello! It's July! I LOVE July - the sun comes out, the weather starts to warm up, and you've still got the whole summer to look forward to - plus my new book's just come out! The first copies just arrived - and it's like it was MY birthday! They're SO SPARKLY!!

Cover by the fab Lilly Lazuli!

THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY is published by Macmillan Children's Books and it's the story of twins Max and Anni who have the WORST thirteenth birthday ever! Max misses a vital goal in the Cup Final, fails a test & smashes a neighbour's window, while Anni's birthday party spins wildly out of control and her best friend dumps her, and both twins are grounded FOREVER
    Feeling thoroughly miserable, Max and Anni sneak downstairs at midnight and light their birthday candles and, as they blow them out, they make a wish . . . to redo the day!
When they wake up, their wish has come true! But little do they realize that they are going to have to relive their birthday again . . . and again . . . and again!

To WIN your very own SPARKLY copy simply email me at kayteedale@hotmail.com or tweet me at @katiedaleuk telling me which day of your life you'd like to repeat - and why!

I'm also very very VERY excited to be part of the
AUTHORS ASSEMBLE MEGA-TOUR!
How cool is that? It sounds like we're superheroes. right? Hm, which Avenger would I be...? I was actually in the movie Captain America, and loved Agent Carter - does she count? 😉 Anyway, back to the tour! Along with the lovely Tom Percival (Little Legends series) and Scott Allen (Llama United) I'll be touring schools all over the country meeting over 2000 kids! If you're one of them, do come and say hi!

In other news, I did my first ever radio interview last week - EEK! It'll be broadcast next month so I'll tell you more about it then 😊

And I've been busy writing too - I've got not one, not two, but SEVEN Early Reader books in the pipeline!

Have a lovely July everyone!

Katie x


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Mumnesia Mother's Day Card!

Hello lovelies!

It's Mother's Day tomorrow! 

If you need an emergency last-minute card, why not print off and colour this fab MUMNESIA card (right-click then save and print!) designed by the awesome Lilly Lazuli and Rachel Vale for Macmillan Children's Books! Mums ALWAYS love a homemade card!

Hope you're having a fab weekend!

Kx


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

World Book Week!

It's WORLD BOOK WEEK!

I love visiting schools and meeting readers, and earlier this week I had the pleasure of visiting Kingfield Primary School in Woking! I loved meeting all the kids, and we had great fun coming up with brand new fairy tales, designing heros and villains and imagining the future - what fantastic imaginations you have!

And on Friday I can't wait to meet everyone at 
Nottingham Girls School for more creative fun!

Hope you're having a fantastic World Book Week, wherever you are!

If you'd like me to visit your school, check out my Author Visits page or email me at katiedaleauthor@hotmail.com 


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Valentine's Day/Book Giving Day GIVEAWAY!

It's Valentine's Day week and love is well and truly in the air!
But the path of true love never did run smooth...even in fairytales! Just ask Prince Charming!

But whether you have a Valentine or not, there's another reason to celebrate -
International Book Giving Day! 
After all, spreading the love of reading and books is just as important.
Did you know...
- Most children in developing countries do not own books?
- In the UK one third of children do not own books
- In the USA two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books
But YOU can help!
Why not
- Leave a book in a waiting room for a child to read?
- Donate a book to a library, hospital, or charity shop, or a charity such as Room to Read, Books for Africa, Book Aid International, The Book Bus,
Or give a book as a gift - it could even be a Valentine's present, celebrating both occasions at once! Bonus!

To celebrate, I'm running a PRIZE DRAW to give away a copy of PRINCE CHARMING'S PRINCESS QUEST - to enter, simply email me at katiedaleauthor@hotmail.com to let me know who you'd like me to dedicate the book to, and why.
Happy Book Giving Day, everyone!


Monday, 30 January 2017

Happy New Year!

It's 2017! A brand new year!

Have you made any new year's resolutions?

Have you broken any already? (easily done, isn't it?!) 😉

So giving up chocolate was never gonna last, but I'm determined to keep some of my resolutions - especially to meet more of my readers! 
If you'd like to get in touch, organise an event or school visit, order a signed and personally dedicated copy of any of my books (from young readers up to young adult), or simply have a chat just click here or email me at katiedaleauthor@hotmail.com or click on any of the links or pictures below for more info! 

I'd love to hear from you! 

Kx

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