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On tour with Maureen Johnson

A month ago we dusted off our manners, polished our tiaras and rolled out the red carpet ready for your reigning Queen of Teen, Maureen Johnson’s Royal Tour.

We worked your Queen hard and visited six cities in five days (Newcastle! Leeds! Manchester! Birmingham! Cheltenham! London!) and it was great to see so many loyal subjects turn out in force. Her Highness even got the chance to be a bookseller for a few hours at Waterstones Oxford Street Plaza in London. Oh, the poor customers.

Books were sold and signed, photos were taken…and luckily for those of you who couldn’t make it, videos were made.

So, here is the official unveiling of Maureen Johnson – The Royal Tour 2013 on camera.  Maureen you were awesome, funny and very Queenly. Subjects, visitors – thank you all for the queuing, questioning and general book-loving enthusiasm. Booksellers/Bookshops/Everyone we met along the way – thanks for having us! UNTIL NEXT TIME.

SUITE SCARLETTNEWjpg The first in Maureen’s hilarious Suite Scarlett series is published for the first time in the UK this week and is out now!

If living in a famous art deco hotel minutes away from Central Park sounds like your idea of a pretty sweet deal – you should talk to Scarlett Martin. Having a hotel for a home really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when you’ve got no guests, no money and no prospects for any fun thanks to your parents putting you to work all summer. Luckily for Scarlett, the Hopewell is about to be shaken to its foundations with the arrival of Mrs Amberson, a glamorous travelling socialite who’s planning on putting down some roots for a while – and hiring Scarlett as her assistant. With a new job, new friends, and (maybe) a new boyfriend on the horizon, Scarlett’s summer is beginning to look a lot more interesting…

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