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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...

The Book That Saved My Life: Snowflake, AZ by Marcus Sedgwick
Posted by Marcus Sedgwick in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Write what you know. That’s what they say, isn’t it? But I’ve always felt, whoever ‘they’ are, that they say an awful lot of stupid things. Especially when it comes...

The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
Posted by Jenny McLachlan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Entering Narnia: moving from teen to middle grade fiction My first six books were written for teenagers and I had a clear audience in mind – the secondary school students...

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby
Posted by Olivia Hope in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Aisha Bushby was born in the Middle East and has lived in Kuwait, England and Canada. Her short story, Marionette Girl, was featured in the Stripes award-winning anthology, A Change...

My Story (So Far): Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick

We writers are ever curious about other writers’ habits, histories, fears and hopes. Always looking for nuggets of gold, or possibly the ‘method,’ the mystical ‘way of the writer.’ The...

Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan
Posted by Deirdre Sullivan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

The journey from a thing you’re making to a thing that you have made is not a straight line. And even when you reach a milestone- having your work be...

Going to the Dark Side: Nóinín by Máire Zepf

My writing career so far has been painted in primary colours: think bears in bow-ties on their first day of school, roaring dragons, fairytale witches, super-sorting robots and ever-so-fancy fairy...

Picture Books: A Process of Collaboration by Joseph Coelho and Robyn Wilson-Owen
Posted by Joseph Coelho and Robyn Wilson-Owen in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Joseph Coelho (author) No Longer Alone is my third picture book to be published but behind it lies a plethora of picture book manuscripts that have never and will never...

Jacob’s Ladder by Charlie Pike
Posted by Charlie Pike in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Neil Gaiman once said that he approached the business of becoming a writer like an explorer working his way towards a distant mountain. Sometimes that mountain appeared close, sometimes it...