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Richard and Judy bookclub pick


How To Stop Time has been chosen for the new Richard and Judy book club alongside some amazing titles.

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas and Father Christmas and Me

613vfevhd9L._AC_US218_51ivMhTgGRL-1._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_The final book in my Christmas trilogy, Father Christmas and Me, has just been published. And The Girl Who Saved Christmas is just out in paperback too. Merry Christmas!


How to Stop Time won Books Are My Bag Award!


How To Stop Time WON the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards in the popular fiction category! Thank you so much to everyone who voted.



Hope to see some of you at one of these events:

Saturday 25th November, 5.30-6.30pm, Hay Winter Festival, How To Stop Time event with Stephanie Merritt, book tickets here

6th December,  7.00-9.00pm, Steyning Bookshop Christmas evening, info coming soon


If you would like to invite me to an event please contact Claire Maxwell –


Father Christmas and Me is out now

613vfevhd9L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_The final book in my Christmas trilogy is published today. You can order it here. Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.

For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday – even in July – and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold.

But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it’s too late . . .

Also, the paperback of The Girl Who Saved Christmas is also out today!51ivMhTgGRL-1._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_