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Maureen White on The Butterfly Shell & Writing Advice
Posted by Maureen White in > Children & Young Adult

Getting a debut novel published is very exciting. However, it in no way makes you an expert on anything except survival maybe. So while I am in no position to...

The Book of Learning: What, Where, When, How, & Why by E.R. Murray

Being a debut author is exciting, terrifying, and tinged with a certain amount of disbelief – is this really happening? It takes a lot of work, a lot of time,...

Kieran Fanning: Ninjas, Favelas & Writing for Children

Writing.ie’s Elizabeth Rose Murray recently spoke to debut author Kieran Fanning about his new novel for kids Black Lotus, here’s what she found out… EM: Tell us a little about...

How to Make Worlds Explode by Shane Hegarty

Three years ago, while sitting on the floor of a packed train, I hit upon an idea for a book. It wasn’t even an idea, to be honest. It was...

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

I started writing The Accident Season in November, just after the book is set. I wrote the first draft in a month and a half of a rush of words...

Making Story; Helen Falconer on The Changeling
Posted by Helen Falconer in > Children & Young Adult

The Changeling, the first of a young adult fantasy trilogy set in north Mayo, is very different from my previous work. When I lived in London, I wrote about the...

Nigel Quinlan on The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox

How do you write a book like The Maloneys’ Magical Weatherbox? It started with a story. The story was called The Weatherman, and it was about a family and their...

A True Wordsmith: Patricia Forde
Posted by Patricia Forde in > Children & Young Adult

I have always been involved in telling stories. I was born and grew up in Galway, and I have lived there all my life, bar one year that I took...

Mollie Cinnamon is Here! Writing.ie Talks to Sarah Webb
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in > Children & Young Adult

Sarah Webb is one of Ireland’s busiest and most successful writers – the author of best sellers for both children and adults, plus more than a smattering of non fiction...

The Irish Voice Behind Disney Jnr’s Hugglemonsters
Posted by Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin in > Children & Young Adult

As Disney Junior’s animated preschool series Henry Hugglemonster series goes into its second season (starting February 2nd in UK and Ireland) we caught up with series creator Niamh Sharkey in...