A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Author Archives: kateormand

Kate Ormand: Top 5 Summer Reads (and a quick farewell!)

Kasie West The Distance Between Us On the Fence The Fill-in Boyfriend As a series of companion novels, I couldn’t choose one over the other. I enjoyed each equally for … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Book birthday interview: Kate Ormand interviews Kiran Millwood Hargrave for THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS

THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS by Kiran Millwood Hargrave Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped. When her closest friend disappears … Continue reading

May 5, 2016

Kate Ormand: Top 3 Spring Reads

When I think of spring, I think of pale blue sky, crisp air, and flowers. So for my Top 3 Spring Reads, I tried to find books that matched the … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Christmas Reads: Review of The Only Child by Guojing

The Only Child is a stunning wordless picture book with a feel of classic and all-time Christmas favourite, The Snowman. I was completely blown away by the story, reading with … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Kate Ormand: Most-Read Authors

1. Charlaine Harris – 18 books I’ve read the Sookie Stackhouse 13-book series, plus the book of short stories. And I’ve read the Harper Connelly 4-book series. I also have … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday! Kate Louise Interviews Isabel Thomas about Picture Books, EMMA PEROR’S NEW CLOTHES and HANSEL, GRETEL, AND THE DASTARDLY DINNER LADY!

Kate Louise: Hi Isabel! First can you tell us a little bit about the books and their series? Isabel Thomas: Hi there Kate! Hansel and Gretel and Emma Peror are part of … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

Kate Ormand: Interview with Skyhorse Editor, Nicole Frail

Today I’m chatting to Nicole Frail about the publishing process. Nicole is an editor at Skyhorse Publishing, a New York-based publishing house that grows bigger every year. Skyhorse has twelve … Continue reading

June 17, 2015

Kate Ormand/Louise: An Unexpected Turn

When I started writing, I knew I wanted to write young-adult fiction. I signed with my agent for a YA book. My first book deal was for a YA book. … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Kate Ormand: Where I get my ideas

The funny thing about ideas is that they seem come when I least expect them. I went through a phase of having NO solid ideas. Nothing I felt I could … Continue reading

April 8, 2015

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