Karen Maitland will be leading a writing workshop, Fiction Master Class in Tiverton Castle at 2pm on Friday 4th June as part of the Tiverton Literary Festival. And on Sunday 6th at 2pm I will be in discussion with Veronica Henry and Teresa Driscoll, with Bill Buckley presenting.

Mary Hoffman is the Guest Editor for Mslexia 66, the Summer issue covering June, July and August. She was not allowed to make it all about History but did manage to interview Louisa Young. Look out for the edition from 1st June.

It is such a pleasure to announce that one regular and one reserve History Girl have been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's fiction.  Tanya Landman's Buffalo Soldier and Elizabeth Laird's The Fastest Boy in the World are both there. Many congratulations to them. Catherine Johnson's Sawbones was also on the longlist, which is also worth celebrating.

Mary Hoffman's book news is best explained by this piece in Publishers Weekly:

Liz Fremantle's book, Queen's Gambit has been selected as one of the titles to be given away on World Book Night 2015.