Wing Jones is the much anticipated debut novel from Katherine Webber, publishing 5th January 2017 in the UK. With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants…
Katherine Webber was born in Southern California but has lived in Atlanta, Hawaii, Hong Kong and now in London. For several years she worked at the reading charity BookTrust, where she worked on projects such as The Letterbox Club which delivers parcels of books to children in care, and YALC, the Young Adult Literature Convention. You can find her on Twitter @kwebberwrites
Throughout January, over 40 bloggers will be participating in the #WJphototour – a photo blog tour documenting Katherine’s path to publishing her debut novel. From childhood memories that inspired her writing to her time living in Atlanta and Asia that influenced the book to authors she’s met over the years right up to receiving her first finished copy of the book, follow along to see Katherine’s author life unfold! Keep an eye on the hashtag to see the latest photos!
While I was at university, I spent a summer studying abroad in London. I was on a Shakespeare course and I absolutely loved it. Here I am at the Globe. It was amazing to be back in London—and amazing to be seeing so many Shakespeare shows. I remember one of our assignments was to write our own version of Taming of the Shrew, and I stayed up all night writing. It didn’t even feel like an assignment—it felt like joy. I started telling some of the other students that I wanted to write a book someday.
Hope you guys loved that, I certainly did. I did a review of Wing Jones by Katherine Webber because I loved it and had to review it so if you want to see that, click here. Make sure to check the hashtag and see all of the photos and posts.