It’s publication day for bestselling author Katie Kirby’s debut middle-grade novel, The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks.

Lottie Brooks is 11 ¾ and her life is already officially over – not only is she about to start high school without any friends or glamorous swooshy hair, she’s just discovered she’s too flat-chested to wear A BRA!

She might as well give up now and go into hibernation with her hamsters Sir Barnaby Squeakington and Fuzzball the Third.

Lottie navigates the many perils of growing up in this fantastically funny new illustrated series for a 9-12 audience, filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and plenty of lols.

Hilarious, relatable and full of heart, for fans of funny and chaotic family stories.

With competitions running across Celebs Now, Woman Magazine, Woman’s Weekly, What’s On TV, Woman’s Own, and interviews with Scummy Mummy, Girl Talk magazine, NetMums’ podcast and more, Katie has been busy helping to spread Lottie’s most embarrassing moments far and wide. And with several appearances in the top 100 books on Amazon before publication day, it seems Lottie is already finding tons of new fans!

Katie Kirby is a writer and illustrator who lives by the sea in Hove with her husband, two sons and dog Sasha.

She has a degree in Advertising and Marketing and after spending several years working in London media agencies, which basically involved hanging out in fancy restaurants and pretending to know what she was talking about, she had some children and decided to start a blog called ‘Hurrah for Gin’ about the gross injustice of it all.

She has written two Sunday Times bestselling adult books; Hurrah for Gin and Reluctant Adult.

Many people said her sense of humour was silly and immature so she is now having a bash at writing children’s fiction. The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks is her first novel.

Katie likes gin, rabbits, over-thinking things, the smell of launderettes and Monster Munch. She does not like losing at board games or writing about herself in the third person.

Huge congratulations on this fantastically funny, hugely relatable children’s debut, Katie!