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

Tag Archives: children’s books

Realism and Romance: my favourite fictional school

A benign community of women and girls, which has existed peacefully for some years, is threatened when the country is annexed by a neighbouring fascist state. The girls incur the … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Best Christmassy Reads by Zoë Marriott

Hello, my lovelies – and Merry Christmas! No booing at the back – we’re less than two weeks away now, so take your humbugs and go. Today I’m going to … Continue reading

December 15, 2015

Second books are b@stards

I (Non) struggled with my second book. I could write so much more about the process, but I won’t. What I will do, is share what happened when I was … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Robin Stevens on History vs. Story

What’s more important about historical fiction – the history, or the story? It’s a question so big that I’m sure every author who writes it will have a different answer, … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Coping With Writers’ Block

Writers’ Block. It sounds so ominous. I mentally imagine a guillotine slicing down right between a writer and her creativity. But here’s the thing: I don’t actually believe in it. … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Robin Stevens: the books that made me a reader

I was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of books, surrounded by grown-ups whose automatic reaction when they saw me finish a book was to put another one into my hand. The true list of the books that made me a reader, therefore, would probably crash this blog’s server. There are a few, though, that do stand out from the crowd – and for me, that list always has to begin with Diana Wynne Jones.

August 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview – Ged Adamson talks to Mo O’Hara about My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish: Any Fin Is Possible

Book Birthday Interview: Ged Adamson talks to Mo O’Hara about her new book. I had a great time meeting up with the talented children’s author Mo O’Hara and talking about … Continue reading

July 2, 2014

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

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