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Author Archives: katyjanemoran

Joys of the day job, by Katy Moran

I’m here to sing the praises of having a day job. I signed my first book deal in 2006, and for much of the time that has passed since, writing … Continue reading

April 1, 2016

REFUGE, by Anne Booth and Sam Usher

I’m not in the mood for Christmas. I can’t be bothered. I’m busy, and the festive season just feels like one enormous admin dump. I’m not religious, although in past … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Research or exploitation? Writing on a battlefield.

From A Monster Calls to Birdsong, some of the best novels cover traumatic experiences that real people endure. But is it ever wrong to do this – exploitative, even? Where … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

VOWED! A book birthday interview with the amazing Liz de Jager, by Katy Moran

I am extremely delighted to be interviewing Liz de Jager on publication day. As most of you readers probably know, Vowed is the sequel to Banished. But before we do … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

Katy Moran: where it all began… Let’s go back to ’94!

Hello lovely Allsorts readers! So, when I found out that my next Allsorts post would be a look back at my teenage writing I thought I had it in the … Continue reading

August 1, 2014

When your iPod is a time-machine, by Katy Moran

My ability to concentrate has an odd relationship with sound. It’s a strange thing, but there are times when nothing will do but thick, dense silence if I want even … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Matilda and Me: my favourite childhood book character

I can’t be the only child who from time to time become convinced no one at home really understood me, that I was a square peg in a round hole. … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

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