1. It’s part of the Kindle (UK) Summer Sale at only £1.99, but that price goes back up at the end of the month, so stop procrastinating and follow the link to Amazon to go download your copy while it’s still a bargain! xo

     
  2. My second novel, Rolling Dice, came out a year ago today - happy book-day to me!

    And, it’s in the Kindle Summer Sale - so make sure you grab your copy while it’s still only £1.99, before the price goes back up in a couple of days! Find it on Kindle UK here

    I’m so grateful to everyone for the support Rolling Dice had first on Wattpad, and since it’s been published. Unfortunately it won’t be published in the USA as a paperback, I’ve been told, but it is available as an ebook on Nook and Kindle USA and all the rest. 

    xo

     

  3. authorbethreekles:

    On Saturday October 11th, in the London O2 arena is a TEDxTeen conference, and the speakers are all Remarkable Disruptors - and I’m one of them! I’ll be there to talk about my story, my journey from writing a book and deciding to share it to being a published author.

    You can find out how to get tickets on the TEDxTeen website (in the link).

    Even if you can’t come you can still watch - MTV will be live streaming the whole event!

    So excited to be able to share this news with you, and thrilled to be able to talk at a TED event!

    xo

     

  4. On Saturday October 11th, in the London O2 arena is a TEDxTeen conference, and the speakers are all Remarkable Disruptors - and I’m one of them! I’ll be there to talk about my story, my journey from writing a book and deciding to share it to being a published author.

    You can find out how to get tickets on the TEDxTeen website (in the link).

    Even if you can’t come you can still watch - MTV will be live streaming the whole event!

    So excited to be able to share this news with you, and thrilled to be able to talk at a TED event!

    xo

     

  5. Writing Advice Blog Posts: an update from me!

    You’ve probably seen my previous blog posts talking about these writing advice blog posts I’ve been thinking about doing.

    Obviously, I’m always happy to help with individual questions, but with uni starting back in September I’m going to be very busy and may not always be on hand to answer your questions. And, the advice page on my blog is a bit long-winded. So, I am planning on doing one blog post a fortnight on an area of writing advice. These are some of the posts I’ve got so far:

    • Editing Your Book
    • Writing a Blurb for Your Book
    • Dealing with Writer’s Block
    • Setting the Scene
    • How Traditional Publishing Works
    • Pros and Cons of Publishing Online

    I have more ideas for posts I plan to write now (so I have plenty to post even when I’m busy with uni) but if you have anything, however specific, you’d like me to write about, let me know!

    I plan to publish these advice posts the first and third Monday of every month, starting September 1st. You’ll be able to find them by clicking the ‘Advice: from one writer to another’ link on my blog homepage from that date. I’ll tag all the posts ‘from one writer to another’, too, if you want to track the tag ready.

    xo

     

  6. Talking To Beth Reekles by Aroosa

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    Talking To Beth Reekles by Aroosa

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    Beth Reekles is quickly becoming a household name in the literary world. The now 19-year-old author of books such as The Kissing Booth and Rolling Dice has been an industry force since she got a publishing contract after posting stories on a popular writing website, Wattpad, at the young age of 15. Since then, Reekles has been named by Timemagazine as one of the most…

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  7. I have some HUGE and VERY EXCITING news to announce later (about 1pm EST or 6pm BST) so keep an eye out on here and on my Twitter! xo

     
  8. Top Ten Bad Guys & Gals in Fiction for my Top Ten Thursday

    1. Voldemort (is he not the ultimate villain?!)
    2. Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
    3. Loki (Marvel’s Thor)
    4. Maleficent (uh, she turns into a dragon)
    5. Captain Hook (from Once Upon a Time… Be pretty great if all bad guys were like him, huh?)
    6. Steve Carlsberg (WTNV - he totally counts here, right?)
    7. The White Walkers (in GoT - maybe not ‘villains’ so much, but I wouldn’t like to come across them!)
    8. Sebastian/Jonathan (TMI series by Cassie Clare)
    9. Jeanette (Divergent by Veronica Roth)
    10. President Snow (The Hunger Games trilogy)
     

  9. Anonymous said: Hey Beth! So this is non-book related, but ahh well. So I'm going to uni in, like, a month and I'm minorly freaking out ... How did you make any friends?! haha ... Thanks! xx

    One of the best friends I’ve made at uni (I’ll call her Greyjoy), I made through our love of the same fandoms! On a college day in Fresher’s week, all us physics newbies were in a lecture theatre to be split into tutorial groups. After that, I ended up eating lunch on the same table as a girl from my tutorial group and her flatmate, Greyjoy. We were talking about exercise and all the hills in Exeter, and I said ‘I don’t think my Hannibal TV marathon really counts as exercise’ - at which point Greyjoy turns to me with bulging eyes and says, ‘OHMIGOD, you like Hannibal?’ and we just started shouting fandoms at each other (‘Harry Potter?’ ‘Of course. Doctor Who?’ ‘Totally! Supernatural?’ ‘HELL YEAH!’) and we’ve been close friends since.

    The rest of this post I’ll put under the ‘read more’, just because it’s such a long post!

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  10. would you guys prefer me to do these writing advice posts once a week (probably with a break every so often for a week or two) or once a fortnight?

     
  11. michaelcffords:

    Currently Reading: The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

    Goodreads: “Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…

    When Elle decides to run a kissing booth for the school’s Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer—this romance seems far from fairy tale and headed for heartbreak.

    But will Elle get her happily ever after?”

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  12. hey guys - are you following me on Twitter? I’m @Reekles, so make sure to follow me for more updates on things! xo

     

  13. Rolling Dice is in the Kindle (UK) Summer Sale and it’s only £1.99 as an ebook - but only until the end of August! So quick, download your copy before the price goes back up! xo

     

  14. Anonymous said: Hi Beth! Do you plan before you write, and if so do you have any advice for doing so?

    I’ve never really been able to plan, if I’m honest! I usually come up with a story blurb (you know, like on the back of books?) which explains my story idea as far as I have it, and that keeps me on track when I’m writing. I have ideas of scenes that will happen later in the book but I never know when they’ll come in until I’m writing them.

    Find what works for you. I think it’s really as simple as that, because everyone seems to have different ways of writing that works well for them. You can try writing a plot - as detailed or as rough as you’d like - or maybe a long synopsis of your book. Try it all, and if you get really stuck, maybe try them again but with a different story idea. It might take a while, but it’ll be worth it just to know what works best for you.

    I know that’s probably not very much help, but I hope you will have found it at least a bit useful - and good luck! xo

     

  15. Remember I said yesterday about all of those writing advice blog posts I wanted to do?

    Well, yesterday, i managed to write ten posts. I’ve got another eight ideas at the moment that I’ll write up soon.

    I’m thinking that I’ll do one of these posts once every fortnight. With uni, I don’t feel that this is unreasonable - even my summer has been very busy so with book work on top of uni, I don’t think I could do more than a post a fortnight. This means I’ve got about seven months worth of blog posts - which is great!

    If there’s anything you’d like me to do a blog post about with regards to writing advice - whether it’s about posting your work online, or anything specific about writing like dialogue or character development or anything else - I’d love to know! I’m looking for more ideas so I can get lots of posts all ready to go, so reply to this or message me or Tweet me @Reekles

    xo