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Elephant in my Kitchen by Smriti Halls (Author), Ella Okstad (Illustrator)
Posted by Smriti Halls in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

There’s an elephant in my kitchen, IT’S TRUE, I kid you not! She’s found the chocolate biscuits! She’s eating up the lot! When I asked politely who had let her...

Trusting the Rhythm of Life: Chasing Ghosts by Nicola Pierce

In 2017, I developed a grand passion for a doomed expedition. Sir John Franklin, his second-in-command Frances Crozier, and their crew left England in 1845 aboard two ships, HMS Erebus...

Historical Fiction and the War of Independence: The Sound of Freedom by Ann Murtagh
Posted by Ann Murtagh in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

In October 2016, I sat in a theatre in Kilkenny among an audience of lively eleven and twelve-year-olds. The story of a boy caught up in the 1916 Rising was...

Becoming Jessica: Mageborn by Jessica Thorne (Ruth Frances Long)

When Bookouture made an offer to publish The Queen’s Wing, my strange little space opera fantasy, I was over the moon, to say the least. Often a book just has...

Beyond the Horizon by Carolina Celas
Posted by Carolina Celas in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

For each one of us, seeing the horizon has a different meaning. Every individual connects personal stories to the horizon and in my picture book Beyond the Horizon I would...

The World of Whales by Darcy Dobell, Illustrated by Becky Thorns
Posted by Becky Thorns, Darcy Dobell in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

From Becky Thorns: The World of Whales has been a labour of love for me over the last year. I’ve always loved sea-life but whales have always held a special...

Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying by Mel O’Drama
Posted by Melanie Gillespie in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

I’ll never forget the voice in my head on a bumpy plane ride to Florida from Boston on frosty November morning back in 2015. She was a child, probably around...

Sam Copeland: Author and Literary Agent
Posted by Olivia Hope in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Sam Copeland is an author. He is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife. He works as a...

Daughter of the Storm by Tina Callaghan
Posted by Tina O'Callaghan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

A writer in the eye of the publishing industry This is a profile about a writer. The writer is me, but I’m going to talk about her behind her back,...

Agent Weasel and the Fiendish Fox Gang by Nick East
Posted by Olivia Hope in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Nick East has been an author-illustrator since 2012. In this relatively short period of time, he has been shortlisted for the English Picture Book awards, Long-listed for The Evening Standard’s Oscar’s...