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

Author Archives: Lauren James

10 graphic novels recommendations

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua Meet Victorian London’s most dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the … Continue reading

June 16, 2018

Book Birthday – Robin Stevens talks about The Guggenheim Mystery with Lauren James

My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from … Continue reading

August 3, 2017

How to Avoid Writing Distractions – Lauren James

I’m in the middle of writing a first draft, and to say I’m finding it difficult is an understatement. One of the main reasons is that I find it so … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

Lauren James chooses who to cast to play the characters in The Last Beginning

I am a huge fan of casting my characters – I’ve done it for The Next Together several times over the last six years, starting when the story was just … Continue reading

February 21, 2017

Book Birthday Interview – Lauren James interviews Catherine Doyle about MAFIOSA

A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago. Protected by an infamous mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit … Continue reading

January 5, 2017

My Fantasy Dinner Party

By Sarah J Naughton, Author of Costa shortlisted ‘The Hanged Man Rises’.  Debut psychological thriller, ‘Tattletale’, out March 2017. The Menu My five year cough was recently diagnosed as a … Continue reading

September 28, 2016

Creator versus Fandom – Authors on Social Media

At YALC this weekend, I gave a seminar on Social media with the wonderful Alice Oseman. This blog post is adapted from that seminar, for anyone who missed the workshop. … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

Book Birthday Interview: Lauren James interviews Laura Lam about FALSE HEARTS

Orphan Black meets Inception: Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and a sinister cult. To save her twin, she … Continue reading

June 16, 2016

Five Summer Reads by Bryony Pearce

As I type this it isn’t exactly sunny and bright outside my window. The British summer is one that really calls for a good book (today it’s one you can … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

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