Tracks was a British teen fiction imprint from the 80s/90s. An entire generation grew up with these books. So what happened to them?
I've spent the last few years writing fiction for younger people. I'm quite happy with what I've put out so far, because there's a market for weird books for the weirdo teens. I was one myself, and I always wanted to write books that I would have read at that age. But being an author… Continue reading Spite And Malice At High School
I was ready, my fabulous faux fur packed in my Louis Vuitton bag, snugly folded beside the legendary Kurt Cobain lunchbox...and it was off down to Newcastle with gal pal (and fellow author that isn't an actual fellow) ALEX NYE. I met Alex on the train to Edinburgh, where we had a good chat about… Continue reading Kirky’s Holiday In Newcastle…
I'll be attending this year's UKYACX which takes place in Newcastle Library on the 17th September. It'll have a lot of special guests and a very large pot for tea, which is basically the reason I'm going down to England. I'm a tea tart. It's the start of many trips down to England, because they… Continue reading UKYACX 2016!
A blog post about small presses, Brexit, and a knighthood for Kirky Ciccone.
I'm so sorry that I haven't been blogging as much recently, but it isn't my fault! Put the blame on my hectic life. That's a good excuse isn't it? And it's YOURS for free. If you're late for an appointment then you utter the words, "Put the blame on my hectic life." If you're too… Continue reading Yay YA+ 2016
Hello! I've been writing for the last few weeks. It took me a few months to collect together all my ideas and notes for my next novel. It feels like a hot book. I hope it turns out to be as special as I believe it to be. There has been a bit of interest… Continue reading Signs And Portents