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A Slightly Later Than Planned Happy New Year!

So, lovely Girls Heart Bookers, Happy New Year!

What do you mean, I’m a bit late? This is the first time I’ve seen most of you and it’s traditional to wish each other a Happy 2015 the first time, isn’t it? And to be honest, I’m a bit later than I anticipated but you may have noticed lots of brilliant new bloggers joining GHB this month and so we’ve had a bit of a rearrange of the dates and…well…here I am, anyway. With my party popper and silly hat, to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2015 is looking very exciting for me. I am launching my new series – Completely Cassidy – which if you don’t know about (and if you don’t, where have you been?) is all about a girl called Cassidy and her crazy search to find her talent. The first book Accidental Genius is out in March and I am madly trying to sort out loads of exciting things like a new Completely Cassidy website and a short story competition and a zillion other fun things. I’m also writing a new series that is so secret I can’t even mention it here but that will be hitting your shelves in 2016. And 2015 sees the publication of my first writing for adults – that’s happening in November, which feels like ages away but it will be here before we know it. So, like I said, EXCITING!

And I th20141231_173148ought it might be kind of nice to write down all the things I hoped would happen in 2015, so that when we got to 2016, I could look back on my year and see how many came true. So I wrote everything down on strips of paper and turned them into paper stars. And they will sit on my bookshelf, twinkling down at me through the year, until New Year’s Eve 2015, when I will open them.

The stars are really easy to make – there’s a YouTube tutorial here. So why not have a go at this yourself? It’s a cute way to remember all you hopes and dreams for the coming year. A word of warning, though: making these little stars is completely addictive – you will be making them all the time! Sorry about that…

2 thoughts on “A Slightly Later Than Planned Happy New Year!

  1. Making wishful paper stars sounds a wonderful idea. And another distraction from all the writery things I should be doing. Maybe I’ll make star saying ‘2015 will be the year I work through my to-do lists’!

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