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

Martin Griffin’s Surprising Book? ‘Slay the Dragon’, (Denton Bryant and Giglio)

Wait. Just give me a few minutes – I’m aware it might not look promising. We’re not all equally as geekily obsessed with interactive fiction! I bought Slay the Dragon … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eloise Undercover interview with Rhian Ivory and Sarah Baker

I’m delighted to interview Sarah Baker about her second novel, Eloise Undercover. 1.  Sarah, does your background in film help as a writer and if so in what way? Having … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Killing Creativity

This week’s topic suggestion is ‘books that surprised you the most’, which is great because I’ve read a few books recently that surprised me but . . . I’m going … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

One Song to Rule them All… by Zoë Marriott

One Song to Rule them all, One Song to find them One Song to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…  OK, that sounds… a tiny bit sinister, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Music or Silence by Bea Davenport

I used to be a ‘strictly silence’ kind of writer. Not that I needed to blot out all ambient noise, but anything intrusive or intermittent (such as people having shouty … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Great Gran Plan Book Birthday! Kerry Drewery interviews Elli Woollard

I’m so chuffed to be interviewing Elli Woollard about her new book – The Great Gran Plan! I was lucky enough to have been sent a copy and it is … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Music to write to? Or silence? How do you best work? by Elli Woollard

There is something companionable about silence. Not the partial silence, of vehicles outside screeching their reversal, of children’s footsteps pounding on the floor upstairs, of the drone of planes making … Continue reading

September 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday Interview: Emma Pass talks to Rhian Ivory about HOPE

Today, Rhian Ivory’s second novel for Firefly Press, HOPE, is published, and I’m very excited to be chatting to her about it! Here’s the blurb:    The summer between school … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Story Setting and Sightseeing by Kat Ellis

I’m a sucker for a great setting. Being a writer of YA thriller(ish?) books, setting is one of the things I use to create atmosphere within a story. And I … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment


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