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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...

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

In the final interview from our series on Irish debut children’s authors, Olivia Hope of our Down the Rabbit Hole blog talks to Meg Grehan. The 27-year-old writer is originally from Louth and...

My Journey to The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
Posted by Catherine Doyle in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

In the spring of 2017, after the publication of Mafiosa, the final book in my Young Adult trilogy, I found myself floating between projects, uncomfortably idle and unsure of what...

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...