Throwback Thursday: Parents on wheels

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When my parents were young, Dad had a motor scooter (he went to Newquay on it once, I think, which must’ve taken a while). Mum used to ride on the back of it. Once, after a row, Mum sang ‘I’m sorry’ by Connie Francis into his ear.

After me and my sister were born, Mum and Dad would sometimes go on holiday without us and always hired a scooter.

[After scanning the above photo, I spent half an hour trying to find a pic of them on the scooter when they were young. I know I have one, but I can’t bloody find it. So annoying.]

Touring without moving

Keris Starring Kitty coverLots of lovely bloggers are currently hosting me on a blog tour for Starring Kitty.

You can read the first two chapters of the book on my publisher’s blog, Catnip Books…

Learn why I do love to be beside the seaside with Rachael Lucas…

Lovely Stephanie Burgis asked me some probing questions

I picked my Top 5 Fictional Couples for Peter Jones…

Told Sister Spooky why book people are the best people (plus bonus random questions)…

Shared my dreams and regrets with Jax at Live Otherwise…

And answered yet more probing questions, this time from Carly at Writing from the Tub

A fab chat with lovely Rhian Ivory – who got me to reveal lots of writing secrets (spoiler alert: I’m rubbish at making stuff up) – at Author Allsorts

I wrote about why Kitty’s mum has multiple sclerosis for my lovely friend Laura’s blog, Littlestuff….

Another interview, this time with Caroline at Their Queer Materials

And finally, I share my five favourite films with Jim at YAYeahYeah.

Today is Malala Day

Who is Malala?

As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. In 2012, on the way home from school, she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman; she was 14 years old. Miracuously, Malala survived and has continued to speak out on the importance of education, particularly for women and girls. On her 16th birthday, she gave a speech at the United Nations and has also written an autobiography, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, which was released in October 2013. She’s been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize twice and is just 17 years old.

– Molly Adamson

Throwback Thursday: See the Child

Me, all fancy.

I am posting a picture of myself as a child* in support of the 1.5 million children neglected in the UK. Politicians say there are ‘no votes in vulnerable children’ but sign this @KidsCompany petition to demand change. Together we can See the Child. Change the System. #SEETHECHILD or Text I SEE to 63000 (Standard network rates apply – no donation taken).

* Yes, another one. Sorry.

Writing for Teenagers course starts TODAY

96d370_41c299299b034fb4a2343ef2fb06cde1.jpg_srz_116_112_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzIt’s July. Seriously. I mean… come on. Where has this year gone? Soon be Christmas! etc. But it means that my online Writing YA course starts again!

Here’s a comment from Kirsty, who did the course in May/June:

Keris provided detailed examples and lots of really useful resources that I can return to and explore further. Keris’ links with a range of YA authors is apparent and many have kindly shared their writing experiences. It’s really useful to see that range so you finally get a feeling that one size doesn’t fit all and that there really isn’t only one right way to write. What this course does, is to start to help you find the right way for you.

And here’s all the info if you’d like to join me in July: Writing for Teenagers.