Kensy and Max: Breaking News is out there in the world and I am thrilled to be celebrating with fans around the country. We’ve had some fabulous events so far and more to come.
There has been so much interest in the media and I am humbled and grateful for the feedback and reviews that the story has received.
It occurred to me that fans would have loads of questions on the new series and so we decided to put together a little Q&A for Kensy and Max and myself:
Jacqueline, can you tell us a little about Kensy and Max’ lives as “Breaking News” commences?
Kensington and Maxim are 11 year old twins who have never really led what would be called a ‘normal’ life. Their mother (Anna) is a doctor and their father (Ed), a paramedic and they have spent their entire lives living in different ski resorts. Interestingly, the family (including the children’s ‘Manny’, Fitz) never return to the same ski resort twice. The twins are resourceful, make friends easily and are devoted to each other, their parents and Fitz, who takes care of them and even teaches them when school terms don’t align. The children and Fitz are due to meet Ed and Anna in Switzerland when something unexpected happens…
Kensy, can you describe your twin brother in five words?
Clever, immaculate, calm, patient, competitive
Max, can you describe your twin sister in five words?
Smart, messy, impulsive, kind, competitive
Jacqueline, when did the idea for the series come to you?
To be honest, the idea of a boy and girl set of twins came into my head 10 years ago- around the same time that the Alice-Miranda series. The idea was shelved in a bottom drawer and then, last year, incredibly, so many ideas exploded into my mind, characters started to really take shape, the backstory involving code cracking, secret (or not so secret) spy agencies and, of course, two very different but very relatable protagonists. Add in two hilarious butlers, a mysterious businesswoman, an amazing country home and a school which isn’t quite what it seems and the scene is almost set for ‘Breaking News’.
Max, can you tell us something that you are good at, that Kensy isn’t?
That’s easy for me. Map reading!
Kensy, can you tell us something that you are good at, that Max isn’t?
I love pulling things apart, but, unlike Max, when I put them back together again they are better than before.
We also have a fabulous updated version of the book trailer which you can watch here. If you have read or are reading Kensy and Max I’d love to hear your thoughts on the story. I am just about to resume working on the second book in the series which will be out in September.