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

Tag Archives: Earth Girl

On Writing by Janet Edwards

  If I could have a writing masterclass from any author, then I would pick Stephen King. That may seem an odd choice, since Stephen King writes horror and I … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Etched in the bones!

As a child, I spent almost as much time living inside book worlds as I did in the real world. Some of those books were newly written, while others had … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Spotlight on Amalie

Minor characters can be a rebellious bunch. Perhaps other authors can easily keep them under control, but I often struggle with mine. The extreme case was Raven, a character who … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Welcome to New York Dig Site

  Some book locations are just an anonymous background to the story that readers will barely notice, but some are far stronger and an integral part of the plot. I … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Back to the Future!

There’s a surprising amount of time travel involved in being an author. This isn’t because my Earth Girl trilogy is science fiction set nearly 800 years in the future. The … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: The Longest Goodbye!

It was November 2009. An angry girl called Jarra had just stomped her way into my head and ordered me to write her story. She lived in the twenty-eighth century, … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Honey, I Shrunk the Book! by Janet Edwards

When I was reading books as a child, I had this idea that authors just sat down, wrote them from beginning to end, and never touched them again. All books, … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 5 Comments

Janet Edwards: Diversity 2789

I love meerkats, I really do. I can spend hours watching them at the zoo, I have a meerkat calendar on my wall, and I think a baby meerkat is … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Janet Edwards: Breaking the Wall

‘Does Your Narrator Know That Someone is Reading Their Story?’ The concept of the fourth wall originally came from the theatre. It’s an imaginary wall at the front of the … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

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