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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...

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...