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Sinéad O’Hart: A Year in the Life of a Debut Author by Olivia Hope
Posted by Olivia Hope in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

In a second interview from our series on Irish debut children’s authors, Olivia Hope of our Down the Rabbit Hole blog talks to Sinéad O’Hart. Sinéad lives in Meath with...

Pádraig Kenny: A Year in the Life of a Debut Author by Olivia Hope
Posted by Olivia Hope in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

In the first of a series of interviews with Irish debut children’s authors, Olivia Hope of our Down the Rabbit Hole blog talks about first-time experiences of being a published...

Class Conscious: Who Do You Think You Are? by Pauline Burgess
Posted by Pauline Burgess in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Back in the day (the seventies, to be exact) if you said you wanted to grow up to be a writer, your parents and teachers just smiled indulgently and said...

Blazing a Trail by Sarah Webb (Illustrated by Lauren O’Neill)

It all started with my school poetry book, Soundings. Hands up who remembers Soundings? Originally published in 1969 and republished in 2010 with a forward by Joseph O’Connor. In the...

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...