It’s official, I am a hopeless blogger. I’ve been flat out with working on edits for book 2 (out next year!) and attending the amazing Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival (I never wanted to come home) and flying to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne for the Penguin Teen Australia’s YA Squad tour, which was as awesome as it sounds. It was very serious author business, as this official tour photo can attest to –
So I figured vlogging would be quicker to get my thoughts across. Here I talk about some of the themes in Yellow, in particular, the impact of growing up in rural areas, and how that can play a part in aspirations. I also talk about Kirra as a character, and why I wanted to create a protagonist who is shy, but also brave, and how I wanted to portray the strength that can exist in quietness.
So, here it is.