Sanjida Kay

Bone by Bone – Book Club Questions

BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS

category_diary80One of the wonderful things about being a writer, is that once your book is out there in the real world, other people can read it, argue about it and come up with their own interpretations. And one of the wonderful things about being a reader, is connecting with like-minded people and being able to chat about books, preferably over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine!

So in honour of readers and reading groups, my publisher, Corvus Books, have come up with some Book Club

IMG_3221questions about Bone by Bone. Do let me know if you discuss Bone by Bone with your Book Club, and what you think!

If you were in circumstances similar to Laura how would you have reacted?

Did the revelations about Levi later in the novel change your opinion of Laura?

What are some of the themes raised in this book?

How important is the notion of being a ‘good person’ in this book? What makes a ‘good person’?

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Blog tour!

BLOG TOUR!

category_diary80Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been on a bit of a blog tour! A number of bloggers, some are authors themselves, have kindly hosting me on their sites. Here’s a round up of where I went and what we chatted about.

 

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‘Make no mistake – fairy stories are dark tales of misogyny, social climbing, child abuse and infanticide. If narrative is part of our soul, fairy stories are cautionary tales about human nature.’ 

Talking about fairy tales in thrillers and the theme of Little Red Riding Hood in Bone by Bone with Women Writers.

 

‘We live in a multi-racial society, yet I don’t see this kind of diversity reflected in the literature I read.’

Discussing the lack of ethnic diversity in thrillers with Asian Writers.

Followed by a Q&A

 

It’s hard to imagine Wuthering Heights without the Yorkshire moors…’Read More »Blog tour!

Bone by Bone Party!

BONE BY BONE PARTY

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Bone by Bone was published on March 3 and we had a celebration at Waterstones,  Bristol. It was a wonderful night, and a huge thank you to those of you who were able to come! My editor, Louise Cullen, at Corvus Books, introduced me and read a statement from Kidscape, the anti-bullying charity I’m supporting. I read the prologue to Bone by Bone, and Laura Soper, an actor training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, read an extract from Autumn Wild’s point of view, the nine-year-old girl in my thriller. And then we ate cake and drank fizz!

 

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Statement from Kidscape:
‘We are really sorry not to be with you in person tonight for the launch of Bone by Bone. We are hugely grateful to Sanjida for working so closely with us and donating a portion of the profits of the book to Kidscape.

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I’m Just a Kid

I’M JUST A KID

category_diary80Last week I mentioned that I was donating a percentage of my profits from Bone by Bone to Kidscape, the anti-bullying charity. I gave five tips for parents who want to help prevent their child from being bullied. This week I’m giving some more of the charity’s tips – this time, five things that kids can do.

 

 

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Let’s Stop the Bullies

LET’S STOP THE BULLIES

category_diary80I’m delighted to announce that I’m donating a percentage of the profits from my thriller, Bone by Bone, to the anti-bullying charity, Kidscape.

‘This is a terrific novel which really brings to life the desperate situations families find themselves in when bullying occurs. It shows an extraordinary grasp of the issues and is handled in an extremely perceptive manner’

Kidscape, anti-bullying charity

Bone by Bone is about a mother, Laura, who discovers that her daughter, Autumn, is being bullied.  The bullying has devastating consequences for Laura and Autumn. Sadly, bullying is horribly common: the NSPCC says that almost half of all children are bullied. Three-quarters of those bullied were physically attacked and 62 per cent were cyber-bullied in 2015 according to a report carried out for Ditch the Label. Nearly half of those children who were bullied, didn’t tell anyone about it, but suffered in silence.

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Bone by Bone Book Trailer

category_diary80BONE BY BONE BOOK TRAILER – Happy New Year! And welcome to my shiny new website!

I’ve had a brilliant week – the first, finished copies of Bone by Bone arrived, with sparkly bits on the cover! If you’d like a free copy of the prologue and a chance to win one of three free copies, please sign up to my mailing list (on the right hand side of this website).

 

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I’ve also been shooting a book trailer and author Q&A with Laura Pride of OMGrenegade, who makes videos for social media.Read More »Bone by Bone Book Trailer