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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...

What Will Build and Break a Girl: Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan
Posted by Deirdre Sullivan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Life is beautiful and ugly at the same time. There is a little indent in the concrete on the road I live on shaped like a heart. It’s remained constant...

Stories are Fuel: Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan
Posted by Deirdre Sullivan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

I find it difficult to understand writers who claim not to read. Which I suppose is because of they kind of writer I am. All my books have grown from...

Lessons Learned on the Path to Publication by Kieran Crowley
Posted by Kieran Crowley in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

I had the lucky experience of being published first time out. The opening chapters of my debut middle-grade novel were the first three I ever sent to a publisher and...

My Publishing Journey: A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
Posted by Helena Duggan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

My publishing journey started a long time ago with a book called A Load of Rubbish (yes, that was the title) which now gathers digital dust in a desktop folder....

My Path to Publication: The Rasputin Dagger by Theresa Breslin

Some years ago now, in the Sultan’s Palace in Istanbul, I stood mesmerised in front of the Topkapi Dagger. The subdued light of the museum case could not dim its...

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