Guest Post – Much Ado About Shakespeare by Katy Cannon


Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines is the companion novel to Katy Cannon’s delicious teen read, Love, Lies and Lemon Pies. Grace had a plan for this year – and it didn’t involve learning to sew. But when her world is turned upside down by a family secret, everything changes. Grace’s family is in need of patching up and she’s trying to focus on what really matters. But when new boy Connor appears on the scene, it doesn’t make things any easier. She’s desperate to prove to him that she’s not a drama queen – but why is what Connor thinks so important?

 I recently read and loved the new book by Katy Cannon – Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines (see my review here) and am honoured to feature a guest post by Katy and an extract from this brilliant book as part of the blog tour.

Here Katy talks about the book and Shakespeare!  *hands the needle to Katy to thread whilst chatting as I have been trying for ages*










Katy Cannon was born in the United Arab Emirates, grew up in North Wales and now lives in Hertfordshire, which is rather flat and green by comparison.

She recently discovered that her great grandmother, Louisa, was one of the first women in India to earn her degree, back in 1916, which makes Katy’s own reading-in-the-bath method of getting an English Literature degree from Lancaster University in the 21st century a little less impressive.

It didn’t take her long to realise that writing stories was much more fun than analysing ones that other people had written. It also meant that she could write the sort of stories she actually loved to read, rather than the ones she was supposed to want to read.

Katy has an unending passion for castles and the seaside, which means she spends a lot of holidays dragging her husband, small daughter and Teddy around the country to look at crumbling piles of rocks, or going paddling (but she does always buy them fish and chips afterwards).

Katy loves animals, and grew up with a cat, lots of fish and a variety of gerbils, and her daughter has recently decided she wants to be a vet. Katy is hoping that the publication of her series, Pooch Palace coming from Stripes Publishing in March 2014, will finally convince her husband to let her get a dog!

**I recently met Katy at an event and she is super lovely**

I would like to say a huge thank you to Katy for the guest post and Stripes publishing for sending me the book and having me on the blog tour!  Its been like a beautiful butterfly stitch!

You can buy this book here and on Little Tiger here

Find out more about Katy Cannon by visiting here website here

Or why not follow her on twitter here

Don’t forget to check out my review of Secrets Schemes and Sewing Machines here

Also check out this fab Bake Club Christmas Wish List guest post by Katy here

Have you read this book or Love, Lie and Lemon Pies?  Are you a master baker or super with a needle and thread?  What’s you favourite Shakespeare Play?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this post or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy

Happy reading and creating fab sewing projects!



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