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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...

Losing Myself in a Book: The Crystal Run by Sheila O’Flanagan
Posted by Sheila O'Flanagan in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

When I was a child I loved nothing more than finding a quiet corner, out of mum’s reach, and losing myself in a book. I liked adventure stories, particularly ones...

Real Magic: Creating a System of Sorcery for your Fantasy Novel by Dave Rudden
Posted by Dave Rudden in > Children & Young Adult > Interviews

The Source. The One Power. The Gift. The Eight Winds of Chaos. The Sympathy. The Han. The Force. Magic. Magic is what brings us to fantasy again and again.  The...

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

When I started writing The One Memory of Flora Banks I was supposed to be working on something entirely different. My most recent novel, a psychological thriller called The Sleeper,...

An Issue of Genre: Denise Deegan

‘Halfway through this gorgeous book, and GRIPPED. It’s got elements of YA, historical romance, and also facts I did not know about Dublin.’ This recent Facebook post by the amazing...

E.R. Murray talks to SCOOP: A Creative Magazine For Kids!

Recently, I stumbled upon a new magazine for young creative people called SCOOP. Impressed by the quality of the magazine and its content, I decided to learn more. Here’s what...

The Ghosts of Magnificent Children: ER Murray Talks To Caroline Busher
Posted by ER Murray in > Children & Young Adult

The children’s book world is thriving, and it’s always a delight to meet a new author with an exciting career ahead of them. This week, E.R. Murray caught up with...

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