From the Waterstones blog, a video interview with Annabel Pitcher, whose second novel, Ketchup Clouds, has been the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month for July.
I’m rather ashamed to say that I hadn’t read either of Pitcher’s very successful novels until this week. I am still to read her debut My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece, but I am currently halfway through Ketchup Clouds and can see why there has been so much excitement about her work.
Annabel Pitcher spoke to us about how she drew on her own experience of writing to a Death Row inmate to create her award-winning novel Ketchup Clouds and gave a sneak preview of her next book, Silence is Goldfish….
In Ketchup Clouds, we meet Zoe (although that’s not her real name), a teenager who has “got away” with murdering a boy. Wracked with guilt and having failed to confess to a priest, Zoe heeds the words of a nun and takes refuge in writing her wrong-doings to Mr Harris, a murderer on Death Row….
Having won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize back in March, Ketchup Clouds is our Children’s Book of the Month for July.