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New Book

October 20, 2021 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Sorry, I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve been busy!

I’m very proud and happy to say that my 31st book was published last week.

Lily’s Dream continues the story of Lily and her friends at Lissadell. As usual, there’s lots about fun and friendship, but now it’s 1914 and there’s a war on. Will this change life at Lissadell forever?

Thanks to Rachel Corcoran for another gorgeous cover.

World book Day 2021

February 26, 2021 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

This is going to be a World Book Day like no other – but we can still make it great! I’m so happy that I was asked to write a special Lily book to mark the occasion – and it was nice to spend some more time with Lily and her friends.

Of course we can’t have live events or school dress-up days this year, but there’s lots happening online. Check out and

Most importantly, on March 4th, be sure to make time to read. Find a quiet, comfy space, get a new book or an old favourite, and lose yourself in another world. Enjoy!

Lily Steps Up

October 05, 2020 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

I’m so proud and happy that Lily Steps Up is now available.

O’Mahony’s Bookshop in Limerick hosted a great online launch last week. Here’s the link if you’d like to see it:

This strange year!

July 12, 2020 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Hi there

Hope everyone is doing OK in these strange and scary times. Three months off school would once have seemed like a wonderful thing, but in these circumstances, maybe it wasn’t quite as much fun?

My life didn’t change as much as some peoples – I’ve been working at home for years! I’ve done some online events, and I’ve surprised myself by quite enjoying them, but I’ve missed real-life events, and the chance to chat to young readers.

The good news though, is that Lily at Lissadell is now an audiobook, read by the very talented Caroline Lennon. Also, the sequel, Lily Steps Up, is going very well, and should be on the shelves this Autumn.

Stay safe

Judi x

Book News

February 14, 2020 By: judicurtin Category: General Chat

Hi, everyone

Apologies for not posting any news lately – I’ve been busy with family and writing.

The good news is that I’ve just signed a contract for a second book about Lily. I’m so glad to be revisiting the characters, and so far, it’s going very well. I’m in the wonderful (and rare!) place, where I can’t wait to get to my desk every morning. The first draft is well underway, and I’m loving how the story is turning out. Watch this space – (but not too closely, as I’m so bad at updating here!)

Judi x