Crushed Diaries

A blog for Young Adults

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Crushed cover artist

Helen Ralli is a talented art student who designed the book cover for Crushed my YA novel .... it looks so 'grab it off the shelf' that I'm sure it's responsible for my book being out on permanent loan from the libraries. Went to see her end of her foundation course work at Camberwell College of Arts. It was an installation (a pic attached) .... went inside and it was so pitch black, it was like being blind. I felt completely disorientated. Helen got a distinction for her work during her foundation year and after her installation, was accepted onto Camberwell's 3 year BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree course next year. I hope I can afford her for my next novel!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Queens Park Library

After my CRUSHED talk at Queens Park Library today, the librarian told me that their last copy of my YA novel hadn't been returned by a reader. In other words, it has been stolen. I'm flattered!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Another library talk

I'm going to give another library talk about Crushed on Friday. I have no idea how to get there (Queens Park Library in London), even though the librarian has given me directions. I do know that the street number is 666! It will be worth it though as they have bought two more copies of my novel for their library ..... so, all I have to do now is to find the place.