It’s publication day for bestselling author Katie Kirby’s  latest middle-grade novel, The Mega-Complicated Crushes of Lottie Brooks (Puffin), the third book in the hugely popular Lottie Brooks book series.

Kirby’s first book, The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks, achieved incredible success, topping the Amazon Bestsellers List at no.1, as well as staying on the The Sunday Times Bestseller’s List as one of the top 20 children’s titles for two-weeks straight. The book was also featured at no. 7 on The Bookseller’s Children’s and YA Chart and was selected for the Primary School Book Club Vote. The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks followed as the hilarious and entertaining sequel. Fans of the series can see Katie Kirby at Henley Literary Festival on 1st October 2022 where she will be discussing her books, Tik Tok, crushes and more.

Katie Kirby is a writer and illustrator based in Hove. Alongside the Lottie series, she has written two Sunday Times bestselling adult books; Hurrah for Gin and Reluctant Adult. The Lottie series has gained a whole legion of young fans who can’t get enough of the extremely embarrassing but utterly entertaining life of Lottie Brooks:

· Have the most disgusting little brother in the entire world
· Have to get braces when am on the brink of having my first kiss
· Mum is making cottage pie for dinner. VOM.

Finally summer has arrived and Lottie has BIG plans – scrolling through Instagram, dreaming about MEGA-crush Daniel and sunbathing by the pool on their family holiday to France.

Then Lottie meets new CRUSH Antoine. The language is a tiny bit of a barrier but does it matter when he’s THAT good looking?

Congratulations, Katie, on this very special day! Readers can get their copy here.