It's hard to believe that it's already the end of January. I have been rather quiet over Christmas and New Year - mostly because my best grown up friend, Jacqueline Harvey has been very busy helping me write a new adventure. Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead is in the shops today! I thought it wasn't coming until next Tuesday but today Jacqueline saw it in a lovely bookshop in Wahroonga NSW called Novella. I am so excited - the cover is very pretty. Last term at school the girls were telling me about a legend of a witch who lives in the woods. One afternoon Millie and I went out riding with a new girl, Sloane and our friend Madeline and let's just say that Bonaparte (my pony) wasn't on his best behaviour. I ended up far from home and I met a lovely new friend. Her name is Miss Hephzibah but I don't want to spoil the surprise if you'd like to read the book. We also had a play at school and I got to play one of the lead roles. Anyway, I can't wait to hear what you think about the new story. I promise I''ll write more often again now that school is back.
Lots of love,
PS We are having special book launch afternoon tea at Reel on Redleaf cafe in Wahroonga on Sunday 20 February. All my friends are invited and I will make sure that there's an invitation posted on the blog.
- Jacqueline Harvey
- Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of a good story. She is the author of 14 novels for younger readers and a picture book, THE SOUND OF THE SEA, which was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 Children’s Book Council Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series centres on the life of Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, a perpetually positive and determined seven year old who takes herself off to boarding school because it appeals to her sense of adventure. The first book in the series, Alice-Miranda At School was released in Australia in February 2010 with Alice-Miranda On Holiday, Alice-Miranda Takes the Lead, Alice-Miranda At Sea, Alice-Miranda In New York, Alice-Miranda Shows the Way and Alice-Miranda In Paris following at six month intervals. Jacqueline is currently contracted to write 12 Alice-Miranda books. She has a new series for younger readers (5-9 year olds) which launched in Australia in September 2012. Jacqueline is contracted to write eight Clementine-Rose books with Random House Australia. For more information go to www.jacquelineharvey.com.au