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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...

Where Do Ideas Come From? By Paul Gamble

If there’s one thing that everyone engaged in the writing world wants to achieve it’s originality. We want to be the first to say something and are terrified of being...

Building A Trilogy: The Book of Shadows by ER Murray
Posted by ER Murray in > Children & Young Adult

Writing a trilogy is an interesting beast; each book has to stand alone, and yet there needs to be over-arching elements that wrap up in book two, or book three....

Rod Smith: The Importance of Books
Posted by Rod Smith in > Children & Young Adult

Books have played a major part in my life. Years ago, when I was seven, I was sitting in second class stuck in the middle of the collection of stories...

The Unexpected Pleasure of Writing a Sequel by Helen Falconer

The Dark Beloved is the second book in the Changeling trilogy – a YA fantasy romance set in the west of Ireland, between the human and the fairy world. If...

Helping Children Cope with Cancer: The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill
Posted by Christine Hamill in > Children & Young Adult

On the day I was diagnosed with cancer my first thought was, ‘Oh, my son.’ Then I thought, ‘Oh, my poor mother.’ My third thought was, ‘I can’t have cancer,...

Caramel Hearts: Changing Genre & Age Group by E.R. Murray

Caramel Hearts is my second book. It’s published just eight months after The Book of Learning – Nine Loves Trilogy I, it’s a different genre and written for a different...

Be Flexible in Your Dreams by Alana Kirk

We all have dreams, and sometimes these dreams – or ambitions – are the driving force to success.    We’ve all heard the inspirational quotes – “Don’t give up on your...

Watch out for the Umlauts! Children’s Books in Translation from Little Island by Siobhán Parkinson
Posted by Siobhán Parkinson in > Children & Young Adult

Most Little Island titles are by new or emerging Irish writers, and we are very proud that some of our discoveries have started to become the newly established figures in...

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