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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...

Inspirational YA: No Filter by Orlagh Collins
Posted by Orlagh Collins in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

Several years ago I stumbled upon a copy of Meg Roscoff’s How I Live Now and this random discovery was my door into the wonderful world of YA fiction. I...

Like Other Girls: E.R. Murray Interviews Claire Hennessey
Posted by E.R. Murray in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

One of my favourite writers and humans, Claire Hennessy recently published her twelfth novel, Like Other Girls (Hot Key Books) – a witty, real and punchy read that really tugs...

The Traditional Route to Publication: The Girl in Between by Sarah Carroll
Posted by Sarah Carroll in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

I always wanted to go down the traditional find-an-agent-and-get-published-route for three reasons. Firstly, I wanted an agent to want to represent me. The way I figured, if my work wasn’t...