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Children & Young Adult

Mountains, Myths and Rolls of Wallpaper by Sarah Mussi

Here Be Dragons Book One of the Snowdonia Chronicles is my latest novel and my first go at a trilogy. Set on the snowy slopes of Mount Snowdon over one...

Once Upon A Place: A Laureate Book Project by Siobhán Parkinson
Posted by Siobhán Parkinson in > Children & Young Adult

Children of Ireland, how lucky can you get! Just look at the fantastic array of stories and poems that are captured in the pages of Once upon a Place, compiled...

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...