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.”ย  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.

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Something to smile about on an otherwise ordinary day ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽ‰

Happy International Womenโ€™s Day everyone!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ

Happy Valentineโ€™s Day Everyone! I love the idea of a day of love, but love for everyone, not just of the romantic kind - so hereโ€™s to love for all! โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ #ValentinesDay

Want to win a beautiful book?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #Giveaway #competition

๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜ˆ Night of Demons & Saints & Dragons Giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜‡ Not a book, but biscuits! I saved a batch of these delicious gingerbread biscuits from the book launch to share ๐Ÿฅณ To win one just like & comment to say which biscuit youโ€™d like if you win! ๐Ÿค— #Giveaway #books #biscuits

Well, the book launch was wonderful! Thank you to everyone who came!! Special thanks to Amy of @waterstonescambridge the most marvellous host!! We had demons & saints cookies to celebrate & I saved a few for a giveaway - coming soon!! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿช

Itโ€™s Publication Day!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’ซ Signing a few copies @GoldsboroBooks ๐Ÿคฉ Book launch @WaterstonesCamb tomo, 6pm!! ๐Ÿ’ซ

Lizzie?!? After that showstopper?!? ๐Ÿ˜ข #GBBO

URGENT: CAN YOU HELP? Iโ€™ve got 24 hrs to translate a sentence from English in Latin - You are stronger than you seem, braver than you feel and wiser than you believe - if you think you might be able to do it, please let me know! Many Thanks!!

Birthday breakfast & new book debut combo!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅณ Book out Feb โ€˜22 & birthday cake consumption (plus the odd box of chocolates;) begins now & ends at midnight ๐Ÿ˜‚ Big birthday (or un-birthday ;) hugs to all my friends & readers - wishing you all a beautiful day!

Oh, happy day!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜‰ #GBBO

I think someoneโ€™s getting a little bit over-excited about the football tonightโ€ฆ

Happy Pub Day to the fantastically talented & utterly lovely @Ecarylloh ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒŸ I adored #midnightstwins & canโ€™t wait to immerse myself in the sequel!! #agatheringmidnight

Massive Happy Publication Day to the gloriously talented @esmacneal! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿฅณ

This is going to be AMAZING!!! @bexhogan @Ecarylloh - two of my favourite fantasy authors ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘‘ so Iโ€™ve no doubt @KatAliceDunn, @lizcorr_writes & @katharinecorr are absolutely fabulous too!! Canโ€™t wait!!

And who wouldnโ€™t want to read that?! It already has everything I want from a book... ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰

Well, itโ€™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 Iโ€™ve yet read.

To the florentine fairy who left this delicious package with my kids today, thank you!! Iโ€™ve interrogated them as to your identity but theyโ€™ve spectacularly failed to provide me with any useful info ๐Ÿ˜‚. So, if it was you, please let me know ๐Ÿค—

We talk writing (a bit) & Bake Off (a lot) & lots of other fun & frivolous stuff ๐Ÿ˜‰