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Making your own magic by Kat Ellis

Would you rather live in a world where the Harry Potter stories exist, or a world where magic is real? This was the (paraphrased) question posed by Miss Print — … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

5 Books I Can’t Wait to Read in 2018 – by Kat Ellis

…and one more, because why not? I love how new year seems to wipe the reading slate clean, and the previous year’s sagging TBR shelf loses its power in the … Continue reading

January 5, 2018

Story Setting and Sightseeing by Kat Ellis

I’m a sucker for a great setting. Being a writer of YA thriller(ish?) books, setting is one of the things I use to create atmosphere within a story. And I … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

Sinister Summer Reads by Kat Ellis

Summer is for lazing in the sun, sprawled elegantly on your sun lounger (or pool flotation device of choice), and being swept away in a breath-stealing romantic read… right? HAVE … Continue reading

August 11, 2017

A peep at Kat Ellis’s writing space

  For years, the spare room in our house was a junk room. If you ever saw the episode of Friends where Chandler discovers Monica’s secret messy closet, you’ll have … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

Writing a Good (Bad) Villain

  Who intrigues you more: the hero of a story, or the villain? It probably varies, depending on which story, but I bet if I asked you to name your … Continue reading

March 24, 2017

Visiting locations in books

You might think Baskerville Hall (of Sherlock Holmes/Hounds of… fame) is in Devon, but it isn’t. I’m glad I knew this before I set off down to South Wales for … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

We Love Libraries by Kat Ellis – featuring Prestatyn Library

  It’s We Love Libraries week here on Author Allsorts, and I leapt at the chance to shout about all the great things happening at Prestatyn Library in Denbighshire, North Wales. I … Continue reading

October 7, 2016

How to hack through a zombie horde (or tackle your TBR) by Kat Ellis

Like every author, blogger, and reader I know, I have a To-Be-Read pile that’s currently threatening to create an avalanche in my study. My TBR faces me as I sit writing this, … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

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