Guest Post: Christmas in Merlington by Richard Pickard

Hello everybody! Today, it is the final (official) day of a Golden Christmas, and we have 2021 debut author Richard Pickard here to tell us what Christmas is like in the setting of The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy. Onto the post!

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Five Festive TV Episodes I Love by Ava Eldred

Hello everybody! Today, for the penultimate day of blogmas, we’re joined by 2021 debut author Ava Eldred, whose book the Boyband Murder Mystery is fantastic, and who I met because she was live tweeting a Grey’s Anatomy rewatch and then her first time watching This Is Us, and I’m a huge fangirl for both. Thank you for putting up with my incessant replies to those threads, Ava! Onto the post!


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Guest Post: Queen Viella’s Christmas Speech by Chloë Perrin

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to be welcoming Chloë Perrin, who wrote His Royal Hopeless, to share the queen in their book’s version of a Christmas speech. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: Explaining my Christmas Decorations by Julia Tuffs

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to have a guest post from 2021 debut author Julia Tuffs, who wrote one of my favourite YA books I’ve read all year. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: A Festive Short Story by Elle McNicoll

Hello everybody! Today, for a Golden Christmas day 17, I am unbelievably excited to be bringing you another short story, which was written by the wonderful Elle McNicoll, with characters you’re sure to recognise. I absolutely loved reading this when Elle sent it to me, and I hope you do too. Onto the post!


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A Christmassy Q and A with Pip Murphy

Hello everybody! Today, we’re joined by Pip Murphy, who’s written many books, but most recently some younger middle grade mysteries set in Cornwall, for a Christmassy Q and A. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: the Gifts I’d Give My Characters by Clare Povey

Hello everybody! Today, for blogmas day 15, we have another 2021 debut author, Clare Povey, who’s written a post about the gifts she’d like to give all her characters. Onto the post!


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Ten Books on My Winter 2021 TBR

Hello everybody! Today, I’m taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, so I can share ten books on my winter TBR, although technically I’m hoping to read all these in December. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: It’s Okay to be Creepy This Christmas by Alex Foulkes

Hello everybody, and welcome to day 13 of blogmas! Given the associations with the number 13, today’s post just had to be the one by 2021 debut author Alex Foulkes, who’s written a piece about how it’s okay to be creepy at Christmas time. Onto the post!


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Reviews: the Modern Age

Hello everybody! Today, I have a review post for you, which isn’t totally themed around festive books but a few do pop up throughout, and they’re all middle grade contemporary. Onto the post!


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