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Happy Book Birthday to Ged Adamson and MEET THE MCKAWS!

Meet the McKaws by Ged Adamson Captain Stan and Tiny McKaw are rough-and-tumble pirates. Whether it’s searching for treasure or battling on the high seas, this adventurous duo is up … Continue reading

January 22, 2015

Why agents are great by Kate Ormand

It’s agent appreciation week and I’m listing 5 reasons why agents are great: 1. You have someone in your corner. When things get scary, you’re not alone. You’re in it … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

Kate Ormand: My Writing Buddy

Meet Freddie, my furry assistant. He sleeps on the job, but keeps me company all the same. Freddie’s always around when I’m writing. I spend a lot of time with … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kate Ormand: Review of APPLE & RAIN by Sarah Crossan

APPLE & RAIN by Sarah Crossan When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Book Birthday Interview: Dixie O’Day and the Great Diamond Robbery by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing mother and daughter team, Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy, to celebrate the release of DIXIE O’DAY AND THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY. After loving … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Happy Book Birthday to Zoë Marriott and DARKNESS HIDDEN!

I have the pleasure of interviewing Zoë Marriott to celebrate the release of DARKNESS HIDDEN, book two in THE NAME OF THE BLADE trilogy. I read and enjoyed the first … Continue reading

July 3, 2014

Kate Ormand: All Time Favourite Book Covers

When I signed up to chat about my favourite book covers I didn’t realise how hard it would be! The biggest problem was getting some kind of order and control … Continue reading

May 28, 2014

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Pass, Author of THE FEARLESS

Yesterday was publication day for THE FEARLESS by Emma Pass, a YA post-apocalyptic thriller about an army of super soldiers. Sixteen-year-old Cass’s younger brother is taken and she sets out … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

A page from my sketchbook by Clara Vulliamy

The hundreds of sketchbooks I have filled over the years are very precious to me. Not because they are full of great work (they’re not), but because they are a … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

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