Secrets, Schemes & Sewing Machines: A Writing Competition

Grace was starting sixth form with a plan - to be a star.


To celebrate Katy Cannon’s second novel, we’ve teamed up to give you this amazing writing competition, with the chance to win feedback from Katy herself. With mystery, drama and a new boy thrown in, how will Grace stitch her plans together?


About the book

The second YA installment from Katy Cannon from the same world and featuring the same group of friends from the popular Bake Club in Love, Lies & Lemon Pies

Grace had a plan for this year – and it didn’t involve learning to sew. But when her world is turned upside down by a family secret, everything changes. Grace’s family is in need of patching up and she’s trying to focus on what really matters. But when new boy Connor appears on the scene, it doesn’t make things any easier. She’s desperate to prove to him that she’s not a drama queen – but why is what Connor thinks so important?


About Katy Cannon

Katy Cannon was born in the United Arab Emirates, grew up in North Wales and now lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter Holly. She did an English Literature degree at Lancaster University, but soon found out that writing her own stories was much more fun than analyzing other people’s. Katy loves animals and baking.


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The competition

Read the extract and


1) Write a story about a family secret


2) Write a scene to introduce a dramatic character


3) Write a story about the theatre/an audition


The prizes

One winner will receive a signed copy of the book and feedback from Katy Cannon.

Three runners up will win signed copies of the book.


The details

Open to everyone

No word limit

Competition closes 23:00 GMT 2nd March 2015

Enter the competition here

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