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Tag Archives: Bea Davenport


I always give this as a top tip for cracking writers’ block: go somewhere new. But the proviso is – go there to write, rather than just as a displacement … Continue reading

March 30, 2015


DIVERSITY NEEDS TO BE … MORE DIVERSE If I start out this post by saying I have a problem with the notion of diversity today, it may prompt a bit … Continue reading

November 29, 2014

Just the Bad and the Ugly, Please by Bea Davenport

Okay, so this is a bit of a soap box moment for me. The question was, what would I like to see more of – in young people’s publishing terms, … Continue reading

October 27, 2014

The Theme From My Past by Bea Davenport

If you’d asked me before I started writing for children, I’d have said my themes were no real surprise. Growing up in the 1970s, I was a product of second-wave … Continue reading

September 1, 2014

Book Birthday Interview: The Illusionists by Laure Eve

Book Birthday Interview: The Illusionists by Laure Eve Today I’m delighted to be chatting to Laure Eve – on the book birthday of The Illusionists! Many of us loved Fearsome … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

The Tradition of Genre Hopping by Bea Davenport

Let’s start with a question. What do J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming have in common? Answer: they all wrote successfully for children and also for adults. Once you … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Hunger For Stories by Bea Davenport

When I was a kid, avidly devouring every Enid Blyton book I could get my hands on, of course I always imagined myself as part of the story. I desperately … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Not quite a world away: creating the dual settings of The Serpent House

Somewhere very deep under the streets of the village where I live, lie the remains of an old leper hospital. It was here in the tenth and eleventh centuries – … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Meet the Allsorts (5): New Batch!

Today is an exciting day because we have a shiny new batch of Allsorts! Please give a warm welcome to… Ged Adamson Website|Facebook|Twitter Ged Adamson is a children’s writer and … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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