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    Emma Hearts LA book launch

    A very blurry table with Keris’ awesome books, biscuits, cakes and Reese’s Pieces. On Thursday 7th June I was so happy to attend the book launch party for Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton. Any reader to the blog will know how much I love this book, I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy before it was even printed and now I have a shiny finished copy to add to my collection! It was a really great night with lots of mingling and bookish discussion between myself, Laura AKA Sister Spooky, Bungle from Midnight Reads, Tanya Byrne, Tom and Laura Clempson, Steffi, Nikki, Kelly and others! Keris was busy…

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    Emma Hearts LA Blog Tour: Keris Eats LA by Keris Stainton

    When I sent the first draft of Emma Hearts LA to my editor, one of her comments was “Emma and her sister eat a lot of burgers…” I hadn’t noticed. But they totally did. As did I on my research trip to LA. And not just burgers – all the food was fabulous and it’s definitely made its way into the book.  One of the main characters, Oscar, works at a noodle bar called Wok the Boat. I got the idea when I bought myself Pad Thai at a noodle bar called Wok & Go in Liverpool. Our local Chinese takeaway is called Wok Star and once I started thinking…

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    Emma Hearts LA – Keris Stainton

    It’s not enough that Emma’s best friend moved to New York a year ago, or that her parents split up a few months back, now her life has to change dramatically again because her mums got a new job – in LA. Emma’s not thrilled about moving to practically the other side of the world but what else can she do? Stay with the Dad she’s mad at? That’s not happening!  So off they go, for a new life, Emma’s mum settles in great, loving work and getting her life back on track, Emma’s sister gets a meeting with a casting agent and starts auditions for the glamorous world of…