May 19, 2014

Love the new website!

I’ve just popped over to my old blog site to redirect traffic here to the new home of both my blog and that of Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose.  I’m sure that it’s going to be much easier to have everything here in the one place and I hope that readers find that too.  I don’t know that I ever imagined when we launched Alice-Miranda At School just over four years ago that I’d ever have such a beautiful website, so thanks to all who have worked hard to make it happen.  I’m just learning my way around things at the moment and hoping not to mess up!

I’ve really enjoyed creating the first newsletter and if you haven’t signed up yet you can do it on the homepage of the website.

Sydney Writers’ Festival kicks off on Tuesday night and I’m looking forward to taking part in the Family Day next Sunday (from 10am) as well some of the evening celebrations and the Australian Book Industry Awards on Friday night.  It’s a huge thrill to have Alice-Miranda in Paris shortlisted and it should be a great night.  The following week I’m off to Adelaide and Mt Gambier and will be listing all of the public events over the coming days.  I can’t wait to get back to the city of churches where I spent a month on a May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship last year.  I hope to have some time to catch up with friends while we’re there but I suspect the schedule is jam packed.  Before I go, I’m planning to finish off Clementine Rose’s eighth adventure which at the moment is tentatively called Clementine Rose and the Ballet Break In (I think it’s pretty catchy but suggestions are most welcome!)  Hope you enjoy the new website!Sydney Writers' Festival Family Day



Maheen Khan


Hi Jacqueline Harvey,
I am the No.1 fan of yours. Your books are awesome.
I would LOVE it if you could do a festival, book signing or show in Dandenong because I unfortunately cannot come all the way to Sydney.

May 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Dear Maheen,

    Thank you for your comments. I am so glad that you are enjoying my new website. I am really excited about it and all the fun activities and information that we will be able to share. Keep an eye on the Events section of the website, as I am planning a shopping centre tour in Melbourne during the September school holidays! Perhaps, if your Mum or Dad are happy to bring you to Melbourne, you may be able to come along?

    I am glad that you are enjoying my writing – I love what I do but it is wonderful to hear that the people who read my books enjoy them too. My love of reading started at a young age- with authors such as Enid Blyton, whose stories were full of great characters and adventure. Hope that Alice Miranda’s adventures inspire you, too!

    Keep up the reading!

    Best wishes


    June 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm



      dear jacqueline,
      i absolutely love your books.I really like your alice miranda books.My favourite one so far is number 13 i’m really liking it.I am really excited for the next alice miranda book alice mianda in china and the next clemintime rose i’m not quite sure what it is called could you please tell me.From panayiota.

      July 2, 2016 at 1:50 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey


        Dear Panayiota,

        Thanks for your kind words. The latest Clementine Rose book is Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle and it came out last Friday. I am about to do a whole lot of events in Victoria and NSW for it. Hope you get to read it soon.

        Best wishes,

        July 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm



      Dear Jacqueline Harvey,
      I love your books especially Alice-Miranda.
      I just have a few questions,
      * How long does it take to write a Alice-Miranda Book?
      * What was your first children’s book?
      * Why do you like writing children’s books?

      April 16, 2020 at 9:19 am

        Jacqueline Harvey


        Hi Alice,

        Thanks for your message. Hope you’re doing well in this strange time! In answer to your questions – the first Alice-Miranda book took me about two and a half years to write but that was because I had no contracts and didn’t even know if anyone would want to publish it. Now it takes me about 3 months but then there is the editing as well. The first children’s book I wrote was called Oliver’s Secret but it was never published. I love writing children’s books because I get to spend a lot of time in my imagination – and I still get to visit schools and meet the readers too. It’s the best job in the world!

        Best wishes,

        April 20, 2020 at 11:02 am

Abigail McClure


Hi I was at Loreto College today in year 4 on the thursday. It was a really fun viset and I am starting to read your books and I have only read the second page of Clementine Rose and I am already enjoying it. I realy like your books and i want all of your book because they are fun and interesting to read.

P.S When you got the card with all the butterflys, Alice-Maranda and Clementine Rose on the front of it, when you look inside you wiil see 3 paragraphs on one side the one in the middel is mine by Abigail Mcclure.
(repet what I said in the paragraph)

May 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Daniela Bagnato


I love your Alice Miranda books.

May 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm



Dear Jacqueline Harvey
Could you please reply to my email. And I absulootly love the new website I look on it every day…
Please could you right more Alice Miranda books and Mabye Make even more books like that……
Love from Charlotte

July 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Charlotte,

    I replied to your email last night. I’m busy writing Alice-Miranda to the Rescue at the moment. Hope you enjoy that one too.

    Best wishes,

    July 23, 2015 at 3:08 pm



joy is singing in spring

September 6, 2015 at 11:08 am



Hello Jacqueline, In your next book could you perhaps write down your email because I want to send you a letter but I cannot find it and I am shy to post it here. Regards, Casey (sorry for spelling/grammar errors as I am only 9)

February 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Isabella Vaupotic


I love your books and remember the time you visit Maranatha Christian School? I love your visit and I brought all the Alice Miranda books you have wrote. Alice Miranda at the palace is my favorite and when are you going to sell Alice Miranda at China I’ve been looking forward to it for two months! Can you sent me your mail? Please?

March 25, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Isabella,

    I loved visiting Maranatha – it’s a great school. Alice-Miranda in China will be out in September as long as I finish it (I need to do a lot of work over the coming weeks and even just this weekend I will be at the computer the whole time). I’m so thrilled to hear how much you enjoy the stories.

    Have a very happy Easter.

    Best wishes,

    My email address is

    March 26, 2016 at 10:45 am

Isabella Vaupotic


I love your books and you have signed al my books do you remember?

March 25, 2016 at 8:12 pm

Isabella Vaupotic


Sorry for a spelling mistakes(I’m only ten!)

March 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    You have done a wonderful job and I don’t remember any spelling mistakes. Well done for being so conscientious.

    March 26, 2016 at 10:46 am

Tania Diachevsky


I’ve been borrowing your books from Maranatha Christian School cause I forgot to bring money to by your book so I’ve been borrowing your books from the library! I love your books!

March 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Tania,

    That’s great you’ve been able to borrow the books at the library. Hope you get to read them all!

    Best wishes,

    March 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Rachel Garnepudi


I love your books they are truly amazing! But I don’t have any of them.

March 26, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Rachel,

    Hopefully you can borrow them from the library and perhaps you might get one for a birthday or Christmas present one day.

    Best wishes,

    March 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm



Hi I’m in New York City and I bought Alice Miranda in New York and I loved it! We got a bunch of ideas where go from it. I really want to be a writer when I grow up. I am nine years old so I still have a long time. Thank you so much for your great books and good ideas for New York!

April 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Lily,

    I’ve been away in Bali on holidays for a week so that’s why I’m a bit behind with my replies. I love that you are in New York – it’s the most amazing city isn’t it. Do you live there or are you on holidays? I hope I get to go again next year. Good luck with your writing ambitions too – yes you have a long time to get that sorted.

    Best wishes,

    PS Where did you visit in New York?

    April 15, 2016 at 12:10 pm



Hi Jacqueline!
We have been asked to do a school author study so I chose you!
I love the Alice Miranda books so much.
Could I email you instead?

September 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm



Hi Jacqueline!

I am actually best friends with Izzy, you know, the girl who recently commented three times! As you already know, we have been chosen to do author studies, so I chose you! I love your Alice Miranda books! It would be easier for me to email you, would that be okay? My email is-

September 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Charlotte and Izzy,

    Thank you for the compliment of choosing me to be the subject of your author study. Feel free to email me on

    If you have not subscribed to the Newsletter, there is also often lots of information in these and you can review previous Newsletters via the website.

    Best wishes,


    September 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm



Hi, I am the n.1 fan of Alice Miranda. I want to hyphenate my surname so I could be like Alice Miranda highton smith Kenington Jones. I would like to know how you Came up with the Alice Miranda. Pls I want to be an editor when I am older. And that is my dream. I also want to know what makes a good book?
Can you pls answer me it would make my day.
I have already signed up to the newsletter but I would love a personal message our you could just email me.
I love Alice Miranda. It’s awesome. Thanks a lot.

September 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Emilia,

    You could have so much fun on the website, with the Name Generator, under the Fun Stuff tab! You can create all manner of hyphenated names. Sadly, my wonderful publishers at Penguin Random House, had not developed the Name Generator when that irrepressible little girl with chocolate curls came into my life. The name comes from my imagination- originally she was going to be Miranda Anna, Miranda Kate or Miranda Alice. I wrote these names on my white board- rubbed out the first two names and then went to answer a phone call. When I came back to my whiteboard- I realised that that little girl had to be “Alice-Miranda”!

    Someone very wise told me that a good book is a book that you, yourself, would like to read.

    Best wishes,


    September 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm



im one of your biggest fans id love your auto graph
do a festival in melbourne please im 11 and i want to be an auther or actress ur amazing and inspirational

December 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Mia,

    I’m hosting a garden party in Melbourne in January before school goes back. It’s at Albert Park – but you need to register – see the details on the events page. If it says it’s sold out put your name on the wait list if you’re keen to go as I hope there will be some more spots opening up.

    Best wishes,

    January 8, 2017 at 7:04 am



ps whats your email adress

December 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm



Hi Jacqueline
I am a number one fan of yours, and I love your books
I have read all of them, and I even have a few books .I am trying to get my sister to read them too!!!

Love love your books
p.s can I please have your autograph

May 17, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Chloris,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for being a great ambassador for the stories. I hope that your sister enjoys them too!

    Best wishes,



    June 1, 2017 at 9:50 am



      Hi I am Chloris and I will be attending your Book ReviewMeet and Greet at St ives!!!!!!!

      Pls can you write a personal message on my book??

      June 15, 2017 at 4:12 pm



Dear Jacqueline Harvey,
I adore your books. I have read all 15 and looking forward to the next one! I was wondering if Alice-Miranda and her friends will do stage 2 of queen Georgina’s awards scheme- the queens plum. Also (in book 12) did Ninas grandfather finish renovating the railway station? Thank you very much for taking the time to read my letter.

July 23, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Emily,

    Thank you for your kind words and your interest in the stories. It is humbling that the readers have such enthusiasm and connection with the stories- thank you for taking the time to write to tell me.

    I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head for future stories- you will just have to keep reading to see if Queen Georgiana’s Awards Scheme features in the friends’ lives again:). I haven’t thought about Nina’s grandfather’s renovation- another reason to keep reading.

    Best wishes,


    July 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Jasmin Joyner


I am absolutely amazed at how well you composed the Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose Series.
Is there any chance you would be able to do a book signing or visit to our school or public library during the holidays?
Email me at

September 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Jasmin,

    Thankyou for your kind words. I see that you’re in WA – unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be over there until early next year when we launch Kensy and Max – but I will be over within the next 6 months!

    Best wishes,

    September 15, 2017 at 10:46 am

Connie Ryan


hi Jacqueline! remember me? if not oh well. i am literally. no joke. your NO.1 FAN. i first read Alice-Miranda at japan which my mother got signed by you when you visited my local library in SA. since then i have been HOOKED. i have all and read all the other books by You. you are so inspiring and it is great to have been able to read Clementine-Rose and Alice-Miranda’s. so THANK YOU. 🙂

September 20, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Connie,

    I think I remember you – and thank you for being such a huge fan! I really appreciate it. It sounds like you’ve been enjoying the books – hope you’ll also like my new series, Kensy and Max when it comes out early next year. I can’t wait. But I’m still writing more Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose books too.

    Have a great holiday and hope I see you in Adelaide again soon.

    Best wishes,

    September 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

Elka McClymont


Dear Jacqueline, I am absolutely in love with your Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose books. My favorite character in Alice-Miranda is Jacinta Headlington-Bear. And my favorite character in Clementine Rose is Poppy Bauer. Also I have just finished Alice-Miranda in Scotland and is wondering if you are writing any more books?

July 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Elka,

    Thank you for your kind words. I am writing another Clementine Rose book at the moment – there will be another after that and I’m writing more Alice-Miranda books and Kensy and Max too. Hope you get to read them all.

    Best wishes,

    July 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm



Dear Jacqueline, I absolutely love all of your Alice-Miranda books, they are so fun and interesting to read. Since you like basing them in foreign countries, I was wondering if for a future book, you would consider it taking place in my home country, India! There’s so much awesome food and culture and music that I think would make a great book. You could say that Winchesterfield and Fayle were teaming up to do a World Fair, and students could form groups and choose where to base their project on, so Alice-Miranda, Millie, Jacinta, Sloane, Caprice, Lucas, Sep all formed a group and traveled to India for their project. If you did choose this idea, I hope that you would include a lot of Jacinta and Lucas stuff because I love that! Just an idea, and I hope you have a year!


May 4, 2020 at 4:23 am

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Shravya,

    That’s a great idea – I would love to visit India but sadly it won’t be this year with the Corona crisis. However, I could write a story if I did lots of research and talked to people who have been there. Never say never. Lucas and Jacinta are pretty cute aren’t they!

    Best wishes,

    May 9, 2020 at 5:34 pm



    Yes! I love your idea Shravya! I’m from India too, in case you can’t tell from my name 😉
    But I do suspect that if it were to be an actual book, Alice-Miranda, Millie, Jacinta, Sloane, Lucas, Sep, and Chessie would’ve formed a group and by some turn of events Caprice joins them too (because I can definitely say that Millie would NOT want Caprice in their group)
    I love Lucinta, they’re so adorable (Jacinta’s love life is about a million times better than mine 🙂 ) and I ship them really hard- actually, they’re my fictional OTP (one true pairing!)
    The project idea sounds great but maybe the Winchesterfield-Downsforvale-Fayle choir went to India to perform at some music festival for Diwali? Especially because the festivities there are pretty huge.
    I hope you don’t plan to stop writing Alice-Miranda books anytime soon, Jacqueline!

    August 29, 2020 at 1:03 pm



Hey Jacqueline I love Alice Miranda!

February 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Dooda,

    I’m thrilled to hear you enjoy the Alice-Miranda series! Alice-Miranda 20 will be released this year. 🙂

    Happy reading,


    February 27, 2021 at 6:56 pm



Hi, I love all the Alice-Miranda books, but my favourite so far is Alice-Miranda in the Outback. I live in Australia, but I had an idea for an upcoming book. Alice-Miranda at the Olympics. It would be about how they were going to the gymnastics for a surprise birthday for Jacinta, but all goes pear-shaped. There would be people who were out to sabotage the Olympics. But then Alice-Miranda and her friends are there to save the day!
I love all your Alice-Miranda books!

August 23, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey


    Hi Imogen,

    I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy reading all the Alice-Miranda books. I am taking a break from Alice-Miranda but I still love hearing where my readers would like to see Alice-Miranda and her friends go one day.

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline 🙂

    September 5, 2021 at 9:45 am

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