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Publishing ‘Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals’ by Siobhan Parkinson
Posted by Siobhán Parkinson in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Little Island is going all adventurous! Little Island has for some years now been publishing mostly paperback novels for children and teenagers by debut and established Irish authors, as well...

Writing Young Adult Horror: Dark Wood Dark Water by Tina Callaghan
Posted by Tina Callaghan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

When I was a kid, I was allowed to wander through the library by myself. I mostly read Enid Blyton and Joyce Stranger who wrote animal stories. My earliest memories...

Girls and Science: Changing the Stereotype One Book at a Time by Cindy Cipriano
Posted by Cindy Cipriano in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

When I think back to when I was in middle and high school, science wasn’t exactly my favorite subject. The words in the textbooks were hard to read, much less...

My Path to Publication: Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch
Posted by Julieanne Lynch in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

I remember reading my first chapter novel at the age of ten by C.S. Adler and being in complete awe of the creativity. I’d never experienced my senses being touched...

A Long, Bumpy Road: Gangster School by Kate Wiseman
Posted by Kate Wiseman in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Today is a big day for me. A day I’ve been dreaming about for a very long time. Today my children’s novel, Gangster School, is published in the UK. It...

Titanic: True Stories of her Passengers, Crew and Legacy by Nicola Pierce
Posted by Nicola Pierce in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

In 2010, The O’Brien Press asked me to write a children’s novel about the Titanic which resulted in the bestselling Spirit of the Titanic. Last year, they asked me to...

When Fantasy and Reality Collide: The Book of Revenge by E.R. Murray
Posted by E.R. Murray in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

My fourth book, The Book of Revenge – Nine Lives Trilogy 3 has just been published and it’s been a long and lesson-filled journey. From the initial idea, to securing...

Uncertainty in your Writing and Art by Oisín McGann – Part 2
Posted by Oisín McGann in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

To read Part 1 click here. For most professional artists, uncertainty is a constant companion, one we have to learn to accept. On the negative side, it is a destructive...

Uncertainty in your Writing and Art by Oisín McGann – Part 1
Posted by Oisín McGann in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

I want to talk about uncertainty, and how it is both a blessing and a curse for artists. It is the cause of our doubt, our frustration and insecurity, but...

Nursery Rhymes: A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea by Sarah Webb

Nursery rhymes, songs, verse and lullabies are part of a child’s literary heritage. Passed down from parent or family member to baby or young child, they stretch back generations. No...