ITEM: Join Holly Smale and Joe Craig, two of the UK’s top children’s/YA authors, for afternoon tea at a trendy London café (probably the one where Joe does most of his writing).
DETAIL: “We’ll drink tea, eat cake, chat, gossip, moan & probably come up with wild schemes that require a lot more cake. We might talk about writing, if that’s what you’re into. We might talk about cake. You’re allowed to talk too, if you can get a word in. What does Holly really think of Joe? Who’s the author Joe fancies the most? You might find out, you might not, but there’ll be tea, cake and chat so what could go wrong?”
BIO: Holly Smale is the Top Ten Bestselling author of the GEEK GIRL series, and the Number One debut of 2013. She is currently up for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and used to be a teacher so she knows how to entertain kids and adults alike. It normally involves jokes about sandwiches.
Joe Craig is an English writer, children’s novelist and musician. He is best known for the Jimmy Coates series of books, which is sometimes compared to the work of Jack Heath or Anthony Horowitz, and has been described in several reviews as ‘The Bourne Identity for kids’.