Cover Reveal of Sunny Days and Moon Cakes
Sunny Day and Moon Cakes is book 2 in the Songbird Cafe series. It's about a girl called Soon Yi, or Sunny, who has a little sister called Min.
I have two sisters. I’m the eldest, then Kate, then Emma and we are very close. Kate works in marketing and Emma’s back at college at the moment, after teaching Montessori for years. So I know a lot about being a sister!
Sunny has selective mutism, which is an anxiety disorder. She only talks to her sister and parents. It look me a long time to research the condition as I wanted to get it right. I was lucky to meet a mum early on who has two daughters with the condition and she was really helpful, reading my manuscript and talking to me about her daughters’ lives. I also watched a lot of documentaries about the condition and read academic books. An expert in the field, a UK speech therapist called Maggie Johnson was also a great help.It’s amazing how kind people are if you ask them for help with book research!
I loved writing Sunny's story and I hope readers will like it too. It's out in September but in the meantime you can read Mollie's story which is out today!
The Songbird Cafe Girls: Mollie Cinnamon is Not A Cupcake has just been published (Walker Books) and Sunny Days and Moon Cakes will be out in September.