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Kendra Leighton: My Most Read Authors

  Margaret Atwood Books read: 16 A few years ago, I went through a phase of buying and reading every Atwood novel I could get my hands on. I don’t love everything … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Halloween Reads: Creepy Classics vs. YA by Kendra Leighton

It’s almost Halloween — time to be reading about monsters, murders, haunted castles, and bumps in the night. Though printed stories have changed massively in the last few centuries, what scares us hasn’t changed … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

THE NEXT TOGETHER Book Birthday! Kendra Leighton Interviews Author Lauren James

Today’s the day a lot of people have been waiting for — the publication of Lauren James’s debut The Next Together! The Next Together is book one in a new UKYA duology, … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing vs. Chocolate Making: Kendra Leighton on her Day Job

  On Monday, Robin Stevens wrote about how lots of authors supplement their writing incomes with other jobs. Though my day job isn’t directly related to writing, I like to think there’s a natural synergy between … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Book Birthday Interview: BETTER LEFT BURIED author Emma Haughton chats to Kendra Leighton

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Emma Haughton for the release of her second YA thriller, Better Left Buried. Having been lucky enough to read it early, I know all … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

How I Generate Story Ideas, by Kendra Leighton

How do you come up with story ideas? What a meaty question! Our imaginations are the result of a lifetime’s real-life experiences, countless films, books, TV shows and newspaper articles, as well as something that’s just … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

What to Do when Your Brain Feels like a Potato, by Kendra Leighton

We’ve all been there. You’re happily writing away, when suddenly you have no idea what words come next. Your once-buzzing synapses fall quiet, and your brain feels as much use as an … Continue reading

December 1, 2014

Book Birthday Interview: THE MEMORY KEEPERS by Natasha Ngan

Today, I’m delighted to be interviewing Natasha Ngan for the release of her second YA novel, The Memory Keepers. Natasha’s debut, The Elites, came out a year ago to great reviews, establishing her … Continue reading

September 4, 2014

The Books That Made Me a Reader, by Kendra Leighton

Books made up a massive part of my childhood. Weekends were all about visiting the library and searching the shelves for books I hadn’t read yet, preferably those that didn’t … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 1 Comment