I'm going to have a story included in Jessica Spotswood's new anthology, Petticoats and Pistols, which Candlewick Press has just acquired. The collection will be a bonanza of new historical fiction about amazing women. Mostly to be set in America, I believe. My story will almost certainly feature some flying! Details here.
Code Name Verity has been chosen as a World Book Night book in the USA! On 23 April 2014, thousands of donors will give away thousands of copies of CNV and other books in public places. Check out the celebration and its associated events on the World Book Night website. And join me on Twitter on 22 and 23 April at @ewein2412, hashtag #WBN2014 !
The spring SCBWI retreat is returning to Dunford House in West Sussex, an hour from London, 9th May to 12th May 2014! I'll be one of two guest speakers, along with agent Bryony Woods,named a 2013 Rising Star in the book trade by the Bookseller. It's an ideal opportunity for space to write away from your usual day-to-day demands and the programme is scheduled to allow maximum writing time.
One-to-ones with the speakers will also be available.
To register, visit the SCBWI website here.
I'll be at the Mainstreet Trading Company in St Boswells, Scottish Borders, speaking from 6 to 7 p.m. and signing books afterwards. Authors Jonathan Meres and Tamara MacFarlane will also be appearing at Mainstreet Books that day! Details are on the Mainstreet website here.