April 08, 2017

Something new is in the pipeline…but you will have to be patient!

Many of you have been asking me about the new series that I’m working on and I will certainly be sharing a lot more with you over the coming months as things come together. I really can’t say too much at the moment but I can tell you that the central characters are twins; a girl and a boy whose names are Kensington and Maxim (but are mostly called Kensy and Max). I am fast falling in love with them and I hope that you will too but it takes a long time to bring something to life and for the moment, I’m afraid you’re just going to have to be patient :).

Best wishes,

Jacqueline

 

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Comments

Mandy

 

Jacqueline,
Sounds cool enough to me, really cool. Please reply my other message.
Mandy

April 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Thanks Mandy – the comments sit behind the blog until I can read and approve them – that’s why they don’t show up immediately.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Chelsea

 

Hi Jacqueline,
I was wondering what Alice Miranda in Hollywood is about????
and r u making a Clementine Rose Number 14 yet???

From Chelsea

April 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Chelsea,

    Alice-Miranda in Hollywood is about the kids being cast as extras in a Lawrence Ridley movie but there are quite a lot of things that go wrong on the set. There is also a woman called Tyger who is a paparazzo – a photographer who gets herself into lots of trouble. I can’t tell you much more as I’m currently working on it.

    I haven’t started Clemmie 14 yet but I do have a good idea what it’s going to be about. I just can’t tell you – yet!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

Chelsea

 

And the Book sound great cant wait to read it!!!

April 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

Ashley

 

when will this be published?

April 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm

Melissa

 

Hello Jaqueline,

I was wandering if you could maybe post the winners entries for last months newsletter? If it is too much to ask don’t worry but I am really courious to see the winners entries! They seem like the will be very funny! Also, do you prefer to be called Ms Harvey, Jaqueline or Jaqueline Harvey?

From Melissa

April 9, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Dear Melissa,

    I’ll see if I can write a post about them – I’m just a bit snowed under with lots of writing to be done at the moment. Call me whatever you feel comfortable with – Jacqueline or Mrs Harvey – it’s up to you.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Rosie

 

So excited! I am sure it will be great.
Please reply to my email!
Kind regards,
Rosie

April 9, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Sophie

 

I can’t wait
Thanks so much for previous series too
Kind regards sophie

April 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Thanks Sophie – I hope you will enjoy it. I’m loving writing it (and I still love writing Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose too).

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Taylah Dzera

 

Dear Mrs Harvey,
At least you didn’t use the name Kenzie!
Somebody said you were using that name, and I said to myself, that is a odd name!
Just want to say that I am your biggest fan, no matter what I say.
Sincerely, Taylah Dzera

April 10, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Taylah Dzera

     

    Dear Mrs Harvey,
    What will the seires be called?
    Sincerely
    Taylah Dzera

    April 10, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey

       

      Hi Taylah,

      The series will be called Kensy and Max and then there will be a sub-heading. The first one is called Breaking News.

      Best wishes,
      Jacqueline

      April 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Lilly

 

My school friend will love the book I know this because she does a Jacqueline Harvey themed party every time a book comes out close to her birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 11, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    That’s great Lilly – hope you can tell her about it and maybe she could send me a picture of her birthday parties!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm

Jaida (Your #1 fan)

 

Hi Ms. Harvey,

Your new series sounds great!!

I am enjoying every word in the Clementine Rose books!!!

I am starting the Alice Miranda books and I am loving them too.

Is Sophie Rousseau featured in Clementine Rose and the Wedding Wobbles or is she still in Paris then? Do you have any ideas for the next Clementine-Rose book or are you first going to get Alice Miranda in Hollywood and your new series underway first?

Also, will the illustrator for the Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose books illustrate the new series? I hope so.

Love from
Jaida. xx

PS. I can’ wait till the new series is released – it sounds like my type of book. Actually, any type of book you write, is my type of book. 🙂

PPS. Do you have any tips for young, aspiring authors?

April 12, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Dear Jaida,

    Thanks for your lovely and very encouraging words. Yes, Sophie is back in Clementine Rose and the Wedding Wobbles – but it’s a surprise for Clemmie. Yes, I do know what’s going to happen in Clemmie’s 14th adventure but it’s still developing in my head and I have to write Alice-Miranda in Hollywood first. I’m actually writing that right now! I will have to finish Kensy and Max too (at least the draft which has about 10,000 words to go) before I work on Clemmie again. Yes, Anne Yi is going to illustrate Kensy and Max – she’s brilliant! I love her work. Some tips for a budding author – 1. Be observant – look at what goes on around you and take lots of notes. Write down funny, odd, silly, interesting things and then you never know when you might use them in a story. 2. Read a lot! 3. Practice writing as often as you can – even just short descriptions or developing a character or planning the outline of a story. 4. Try to set yourself goals – eg enter a competition or write a 500 word story 5. Fall in love with your characters – they will only be real for everyone else when you love them too! Good luck and happy writing.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

Nadine

 

Dear Ms Harvey,
I am looking forward to reading this series. I do love your books very much, and I have read almost all the books from the Alice Miranda series and the Clementine Rose series.
I hope to become an author one day as I love reading books and I want to spread the love of reading to everyone. Can you give me some tips on writing a good book?
I really love the way in which you write, it has a very nice and gentle style but it is seriously addictive too. I hope that one day, I will write books as good as yours, too. Thank you for writing such amazing books, Ms Harvey!

Happy writing,
Nadine

April 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Nadine,

    Thank you for your lovely words. Some tips on writing – make sure that you have a notebook and you take it with you wherever you go. I now use the notes pages on my phone or iPad quite a bit because when you see something interesting/funny/eyecatching etc you need to write it down or you will forget. Practice short exercises – write a description or develop a character and drop them into an unusual situation and see how they handle it. Fall in love with your characters – I feel like mine are real a lot of the time. Plan your stories – plan the big ideas and know pretty much how it will end before you start. I don’t know all the details but I have a guide so I know where I’m heading.

    Most of all have fun with it!

    Hope you keep enjoying the stories.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm

Bek

 

Hey Jacqueline,
Really looking forward to your new series! I’m sure it will be brilliant. Also, those are very unique names for your characters. I’ve never heard Kensington as a first name before. 🙂
Around how old are they going to be?

Regards,
Bek

April 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Bek,

    The twins are 11 when the series first starts. I’ve never heard Kensington as a Christian name before but I think that’s why I liked it. It’s been in my head for years and Maxim is interesting too. I hope that you’ll enjoy it. I am really excited and the cover is coming along fantastically. We’ll be due to reveal something in a little while.

    Best wishes,
    Jacquleine

    April 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Lilly

     

    I have heard the name Kensington before.

    April 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

Lilly

 

Dear Jacqueline the names Kensington and maxim are brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The name Kensington sounds like part of Alice-Mirandas last name.Is that were you got the name?
From Lilly

April 16, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Lilly,

    I’m glad that you like them. I think Kensington was actually a character in my book of ideas even before Alice-Miranda! I was in London and staying in Kensington when the thought occurred to use it as a girl’s name.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 19, 2017 at 11:40 am

Lara

 

Dear Jacqueline,
This new book sounds really cool. I went to a launch for Alice-Miranda in China last year and you gave a preview of this new series. I really liked the sound of it and I can’t wait till it is done. Why did you pick the names Kensington and Max? Did you get Kensington from Alice-Miranda’s last name? If so, did you want some of the characteristics of Alice-Miranda to be in Kensington?

From Lara

April 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Lara,

    I think Kensington just popped into my head one day. Perhaps when my husband and I were staying in London as Kensington is a rather nice suburb of London. It’s a bit close to Kennington but different. Kensington is a lot more feisty than Alice-Miranda. I’d say she’s more a cross between Millie and Jacinta in her personality where Maxim is very caring and measured but also tough and supersmart. The twins are really developing their own personalities.

    I can’t wait to be able to show you more about the series.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 19, 2017 at 11:38 am

John

 

Hi, I’m John. I am a boy, but I read Alice-Miranda. I was wondering if Kensy and Max is a mystery genre book.

April 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi John,

    Kensy and Max is a spy series with lots of mysteries. Kensy is short for Kensington (she’s a girl) and Max is short for Maxim (he’s her twin brother). I am super excited about this series as I think readers who love mysteries will really enjoy it – there are lots of fun characters. We are currently working on the cover and I hope to be able to reveal it in the next couple of months.

    Thanks for writing.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 19, 2017 at 7:58 pm

John

 

Is Kensington and Maxim boys?

April 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm

Amélie

 

Hi Jacqueline,

I’m really excited by the sound of your new series! I hope I get to read it soon but I live in the UK so it might take longer to come out. Do you know when the next Alice-Miranda book will come out in the UK because the last one was Alice-Miranda at Camp?

From Amélie

April 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    John

     

    The last one in Australia is ‘Alice-Miranda Holds the Key’ no.15

    April 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Amelie,

    It’s lovely to hear from you! My publisher in Australia is currently working out how they are going to get all of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose books released in the UK very soon – I will let you know as soon as that happens but it shouldn’t be too much longer and definitely sometime this year. I will post news as soon as I know more.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    April 21, 2017 at 9:17 am

John

 

Is Alice-Miranda in Hollywood in the school holidays or school term?

April 20, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    It’s the school holidays but the children only have a small window to be able to get their parts in the movie filmed.

    April 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi John,

    Alice-Miranda in Hollywood is set in the school holidays, as Alice-Miranda and her friends are given the opportunity to be involved in a movie, starring Lawrence Ridley.

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

John

 

How long are the Clementine Rose books?

John

April 20, 2017 at 8:46 pm

Lilly

 

I’ve started reading the clementine rose books.
They are really short the first one took me only
1-2 days.

April 21, 2017 at 9:05 am

Samara

 

Hi Jacqueline,

I received the signed copy of the Wedding Wobbles the other day. I read it yesterday. It is a work of art! I loved it! I really like how you found out about Clementine’s past. I was suspecting that that would be the case. I am super excited to read your new series and the rest of the Alice-Miranda books!!!!
Thank you so much for writing these series! They are completely and utterly amazing

April 21, 2017 at 10:35 am

John

 

Hi Jacqueline,

Which country is Kensy and Max set in?

From John

April 22, 2017 at 7:40 am

    John

     

    Also which country are Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose set in?

    April 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey

       

      Hi John,

      I have never really said where Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose stories are ‘set’; as I would prefer that the readers to use their imaginations and decide for themselves.

      Best wishes,

      Jacqueline

      April 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi John,

    Kensy and Max will be set on the international stage.

    Best wishes

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Crystal

 

Hi Jacqueline. I’m a girl and I’m really in your books. I was wondering what the next Clementine Rose and Alice Miranda books are.

April 22, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Crystal,

    Thank you so much for your kind words- and for taking the time to write that you are enjoying the stories. The next Alice-Miranda story, to be released in September this year, is Alice Miranda in Hollywood. I have not yet decided on the title for Clementine Rose Book 14- but I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head for Clemmie and her family after Wedding Wobbles.

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Ella

 

I loved your books so much!

April 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

Taylah Dzera

 

Hi Mrs Harvey
Did you get my email?
I finally sent you one!
Sincerely ,
Taylah Dzera

April 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

Maya Blankenstein

 

Hi Jacqueline Harvey,
I am one of your biggest fans,
I was just wondering what the next book will be called.

Kind Regards,
Maya.

April 23, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Maya,

    The next Alice-Miranda story will be titled Alice-Miranda in Hollywood and will be released in September this year. I am currently in the throes of writing it and am having lots of fun with some rather unique characters. I hope that you enjoy the story!

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Yasmin

 

Hello Mrs Harvey!
I’m hoping that you haven’t forgotten about the Question & Answer idea that I gave you earlier this month so you could put it up on the next newsletter as I’m super excited!
Thank you,
Yasmin.

April 23, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Lara

 

Dear Jacqueline Harvey, I can’t wait for these new series to start. When are they releasing? I am sure that they will be as good as the alice miranda and clementine rose series? Also I can’t wait to read clementine rose new book. I read alice miranda holds the key. It was brilliant.

April 24, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Lara,

    The new series will be released in March next year; we need to make sure that we have enough time to develop the plot lines and characters fully. It IS a little exciting and I can’t wait, but there is much to do in getting it right!

    In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Clementine Rose and the Wedding Wobbles and Alice-Miranda in Hollywood (which will be released in September this year)!

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Chloe

 

Dear Ms Harvey,
I am extremely looking forward to when your new series is coming out!
I hope that it does come out in March next year, because my b’day is in March and I always get lots of book vouchers. When is the next Alice Miranda book coming out?

Chloe

April 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Chloe,

    You are in luck! At this stage, the first book in the Kensy and Max series will be released in March 2018, to coincide with your (and my!) birthday!

    I am in the throes of writing Alice-Miranda 16, Alice-Miranda in Hollywood, which will be released in September this year.

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Taylah Dzera

       

      Can you make it published on the 13 th of march?
      it would be released on your birthday and mine too!
      Taylah

      May 2, 2017 at 5:26 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey

         

        Hi Taylah,

        That would be lovely wouldn’t it! I will check with my publisher and see when they are planning to release it – it’s usually the 1st of the month but maybe we could do something special.

        Best wishes,
        Jacqueline

        May 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Chloe A

 

Hi Jacqueline,
I recently attended a writing workshop of yours in Newcastle. Thankyou for your time, I really enjoyed it. You signed my book, my name is Chloe and I hope you remember me. I can’t wait for your new series.

Chloe

April 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Chloe,

    Thank you for taking the time to write to say “Thank you”:). I’m glad that you enjoyed the writing workshop- I’m delighted that you came along and enjoyed the day.

    It was lovely to meet you!

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Bethany

 

Hi Jacqueline,
I’m a BIG Fan of your Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose serises. (especially Alice Miranda) however I can’t seem to find any of your books! Where do you sell your books? Or is there a website I should go onto? I live in Melbourne.

April 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Bethany,

    Thank you for taking the time to write on the blog. I am certain that many of the Dymocks stores in Melbourne (and many smaller booksellers) carry stock of the books and, of course, online sellers, such as http://www.booktopia.com.au will also sell them.

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Crystal

 

Hi Jacqueline
Do you know what country the Kensy and Max series are set in?

P.S. And what country are the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series are set in?

April 25, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Crystal,

    The Kensy and Max series will be set on the international stage.

    I have never really said where the Alice-Miranda and Clementine-Rose series are “set”; as I really want the readers to use their imaginations and make up their own minds :)>

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 11:51 am

Shayla

 

Hi Jacqueline!
My name is Shayla and I am new to your book series called Alice-Miranda. My mum bought the book for me unexpectedly but accidently bought book 10! I have a question for you. Should I read book 10 or get books 1 to 9 first?
Thanks, Shayla

April 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Shayla,

    It’s great that you are starting to read the Alice-Miranda series. I hope that you enjoy them:). It’s not necessary to read the books in order; each of the stories stand on their own. Some readers do find that it is helpful to start with Book 1, Alice-Miranda at School, as it gives an introduction to the characters, particularly Alice-Miranda- however, there is a character list at the end of each book- so, it’s your choice, really.

    Happy reading and best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    April 27, 2017 at 11:42 am

Annteres

 

Hello Jacqueline.
MY name is Annteres (Ann teres). I am one of your biggest fans of your book. I love your Alice Miranda books also you Clementine Rose ones as well. Cant wait to read your next book.

April 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    What a beautiful name and thank you for your kind words about the stories. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? If you do, you can enter all the competitions and get all the up to date information about the new books. Click on the sun in the top right hand corner of the website and that will tell you how to sign up (but ask your parents first of course!).

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    May 4, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Anshika Yadav

 

Wow I cant wait to read it!

May 1, 2017 at 8:33 am

Rose

 

The new series sounds amazing. I have read most of your Clementine Rose books and most of your Alice Miranda books I love both but I per fur Alice Miranda books because there more exiting and the mystery goes on longer and I like bigger books! And I think that the illustrations are sooo cool. It would mean Heaps if you could reply. Thank you for using your wonderful imagination to create brilliant books. And I’m from New Zealand so I might not be able to read your new series very soon But I will try to read them. I love Clementine Rose and the Paris Puzzle.
From Rose

May 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Rose,

    I love New Zealand! So much so that my husband and I bought a section near Queenstown last year and we’re hoping to build a house very soon. Thanks for your kind words about the books. It’s great to know that you’re enjoying them so much. I will be travelling back and forth to NZ quite a bit so perhaps one day I might get to visit your school.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    May 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Emma

 

Dear ms Harvey, I luv how u made alice miranda meet clementine rose in the seaside escape. Those both books are happen in the same world. I was wandering that if kensy and max were in their world as well.

May 2, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    John

     

    I’m pretty sure that in Alice-Miranda in Japan Alice-Miranda says something about Clementine Rose when she talks about her camping trip with Millie and Jacinta.

    May 2, 2017 at 5:57 pm

Emma

 

Dear ms Harvey, I luv how u made alice miranda meet clementine rose in the seaside escape. Those both books are happen in the same world. I was wandering that if kensy and max were in their world as well. It would be cool if they ever meet

May 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Emma,

    No, I’ve decided that Kensy and Max will have their own space in the world (as much as I wanted to have them as part of AM and CR’s world, I think it’s the right time to do something a little different.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    May 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Anony Mouse

 

I can’t wait to meet Kensy and Max! They sound like lots of fun. When is the book going to be published?

May 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Anony Mouse,

    The first book in the Kensy and Max series will be released in March 2018. It is a little exciting and I have had fun developing the characters and plot. I can’t wait for the fans to meet them, either:).

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    June 1, 2017 at 10:01 am

Grace

 

Hi Jacqueline,
I met you at Voices on the Coast recently!!
I can’t wait till March!!
I didn’t have to ask when the new series will come out – I just read the comments(but not all of them as there are so, so many!!)

My brother went to Voices on the Coast too because he was a part of the media crew. He said that most people from England think Alice Miranda is set in Australia and people from Australia think Alice Miranda is set in England is this true?

From Grace

July 23, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Grace,

    I hope that you enjoyed the Voices on the Coast Festival as much as I did!

    Would you believe that ‘Breaking News’, the first book in the Kensy and Max series will be released in March, 2018, too! Another thing to look forward to.

    I have never really said where Alice-Miranda lives, I would rather that the readers use their imaginations- but your brother is correct, many English people assume Australia and vice versa.

    Best wishes,

    Jacqueline

    July 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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