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

Author Archives: Sangu Mandanna

Writing Essentials by Sangu Mandanna

The topic this week is “essential writing paraphernalia”. And let me tell you, the word essential is a thorn in my side. See, I love reading posts like these. I love glimpses … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

Book Birthday Interview with Holly Smale

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m thrilled today to be interviewing the awesome Holly Smale, whose Geek Girl series is incredibly popular. I’m a huge fan and I honestly mean it when … Continue reading

June 9, 2014

On Diversity and Story by Sangu Mandanna

Earlier this week, Robin Stevens wrote a fantastic post about diverse characters that echoes many of my thoughts and feelings on the subject. (If you haven’t read it already, you … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Happy Book Birthday to Kate Kelly!

Hello, everyone! Today I have the enormous pleasure of interviewing Allsort Kate Kelly. Her novel RED ROCK is out today and if you haven’t checked it out already, DO IT. … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

After the Book Deal

So you’ve done it. You jumped through all the hoops and cleared all the hurdles and you’ve finally signed at the bottom of that contract. YOUR BOOK IS GOING TO … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Am I Just a Character?

No. Because, if you were to ask me (not that you are, but I’m pretending you are), strong characters are not just characters. Not to me. A strong character is a … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

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