Six Books Sold!

Last blog I said I had some news to share? Well, I wanted to wait till I’d returned the contracts – because you just never know when someone is going to pop up and say, ‘Oh, sorry – we thought you were someone else! You didn’t really think those contracts were for you? (Insert raucus laughter) As if…”

But it turns out they really were meant for me. So, yep – this summer has been busy. I’ve been glued to the keyboard while others played and languished – but it all paid off and I couldn’t be happier.

Latish last year I had  two commissions offered for the new Springboard Sprints series at Macmillan. And because they’re such fun – I offered a few more titles to see if they also fitted the bill. And they did! All six of them. Picture me doing the VERY happy dance!

(BTW if you have kids at school you should really get them to check them out in their school libraries. They’re a hoot!) And given that I have the sense of humour of an annoying ten-year old, they’re kind of right up my alley.   

So, look out for the new covers and titles – I’ll share them as soon as they become available.

It was a nice start to the year and I want to thank the incredible team at Macmillan for being brilliant and my amazing family for letting me work, and even more for letting me bounce a trillion ideas off them. I’m sure some of them were so horrid that they really hurt when they hit them.   Bandaids anyone?

 Um – and just so I’m really clear… Are we really all on the same page about the football playing cockroach? So, that’s a definite ‘no’?


(The cover piccies here are of my titles released  in the last Sprints series, June, July & August 2011)

Don’t forget the prize on offer! I gotta say, that Boxing Glove is very cute and I’m fighting to keep it for you! Everyone who walks into my house wants it!  To be in the draw, you just have to leave a comment!

News over at Kaz is that I’m headed straight for a padded cell and I have the pics to prove it! Days till Dead, Actually is released? 27!!!

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7 Responses to Six Books Sold!

  1. Dorothy Boile says:

    Six Books! Too amazing! What a wonderful start to 2012! Congratulations!

  2. Kerri/Kaz says:

    Thanks Dorothy! Yes, it was a pretty good feeling.

    Thank you!

  3. Mel Peterson says:

    Way to go! That’s great news! How can I get hold of some of these? I think the kids would love them.

  4. Kerri/Kaz says:

    Hi Mel – thanks for such a great response. Tell your kids to look out in their schools for these titles. You could also go to the Pearson or Macmillan sites.

    If all else fails – contact me!

    Thank you again, Mel!

  5. Michael says:

    Congrats Kerri, sounds great!!
    Looking forward to hearing how the launch goes over @ Kaz 🙂
    The Sprint series is excellent!!

  6. Kerri/Kaz says:

    Thank you Michael! Such a big year!

    I adore The Sprints – they truly are such fun.

    Will be keeping everyone posted about the launch – lots of fun plans underway.

    Thank you! xxx

  7. That’s great Kerrie. #2 son was a big reader of series like Sprints – short and funny. He’s older now but still likes the same style – short and funny. He’s a keen Wimpy Kid books reader.

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