Menna van Praag

Menna van Praag

Menna van Praag is the author of eight novels. Her first, Men, Money & Chocolate (Hay House, 2009), has sold in twenty-six territories. The Sisters Grimm, the first in a fantasy trilogy (Transworld, 2020) was chosen as fantasy book of the month by The Guardian, calling it “an intensely poetic narrative of empowerment and self-realisation.”Β  Menna worked for the BBC reading and editing scripts for ten years and now teaches creative writing at Cambridge University and will be an RLF fellow in 2021-23. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, Menna lives in Cambridge with her partner and two children.

Lucy Irvine @@MennavanPraag

Birthday breakfast & new book debut combo!! πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ₯³ Book out Feb β€˜22 & birthday cake consumption (plus the odd box of chocolates;) begins now & ends at midnight πŸ˜‚ Big birthday (or un-birthday ;) hugs to all my friends & readers - wishing you all a beautiful day!

Oh, happy day!! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜‰ #GBBO

I think someone’s getting a little bit over-excited about the football tonight…

Happy Pub Day to the fantastically talented & utterly lovely @Ecarylloh πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸ I adored #midnightstwins & can’t wait to immerse myself in the sequel!! #agatheringmidnight

Massive Happy Publication Day to the gloriously talented @esmacneal! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽͺπŸ₯³

This is going to be AMAZING!!! @bexhogan @Ecarylloh - two of my favourite fantasy authors πŸŽ‰πŸ‘‘ so I’ve no doubt @KatAliceDunn, @lizcorr_writes & @katharinecorr are absolutely fabulous too!! Can’t wait!!

And who wouldn’t want to read that?! It already has everything I want from a book... πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

Well, it’s been a while, but I return to say, do read this: https://publishingforhumans.com/2021/04/26/the-gap-between-things-not-writing/ by @lizzykremer - the most beautiful expression of lockdown & heartsickness & art I’ve yet read.

To the florentine fairy who left this delicious package with my kids today, thank you!! I’ve interrogated them as to your identity but they’ve spectacularly failed to provide me with any useful info πŸ˜‚. So, if it was you, please let me know πŸ€—

We talk writing (a bit) & Bake Off (a lot) & lots of other fun & frivolous stuff πŸ˜‰

And, exhale!! πŸŽ‰πŸ€—πŸ₯³

Trying to finish these edits - due in today! - but cannot stop refreshing the news. Come on Nevada, please hurry up! πŸ™

Just stress-ate a pint of ice cream while obsessively monitoring the election results...

Because we need a little good news (& hope!) right now... πŸ“š

I’m hoping it’s a sign... #USAElections2020 #BelieveInBiden

Breakfast & a book πŸ˜‰ #amreading

Morning hot choc & a book for the boy - ready for bedtime reading tonight πŸ˜‰ #amreading #breakfastandabook

The Sisters Grimm is out in paperback today! Giveaway winners announced soon - the rest of you, get thee to your local bookshop & buy one, or 3 πŸ˜‰ #WritingCommnunity #pubday

Breakfast & a (very good) book πŸ˜‰#sundaybrunch #amreading