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

My Desert Island Books by Kendra Leighton

Let’s assume I’ve already packed the survival guides (because I’d survive about two hours otherwise. Even camping is a bit too Robinson Crusoe for me). Here are the three fiction … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Favourite YA Writing Blogs by Kendra Leighton

There are countless articles and blogs about writing, but my favourites tend to be those written by published authors. I know the advice is likely to be good (after all, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Highwaymen, Mariners and Vampires: My Favourite Poems by Kendra Leighton

  I have to admit, I’m not generally a big poetry reader. But I’ve read enough to have firm favourites, and there are three poems in particular that have lodged … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

FEATHERS Book Birthday Interview! Kendra Leighton Chats to Author Rose Mannering

Last week Feathers, the second book in Rose Mannering’s trilogy of YA fairytale retellings, flew onto bookshop shelves. Having read and loved Roses, the first book in the series, I jumped … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

SWAN BOY Book Birthday Interview! Author Nikki Sheehan Chats to Kendra Leighton

This week, Nikki Sheehan’s new novel Swan Boy is flapping and pirouetting onto bookshop shelves! I’ve been lucky enough to read it early — it’s a truly magical story, and is already getting … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 5 Spring Reads by Kendra Leighton

  Spring is finally here! Time to frolic with lambs, gorge on Easter eggs, and spend long days reading amongst the daffodils. Here are my top five book recommendations to get you … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

JUDGED Book Birthday! Kendra Leighton Interviews Author Liz de Jager

Today, a book is released that many of us have been waiting for since 2014 — Judged, the final instalment in Liz de Jager’s The Blackhart Legacy! If you haven’t yet … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Kendra Leighton: My Most Read Authors

  Margaret Atwood Books read: 16 A few years ago, I went through a phase of buying and reading every Atwood novel I could get my hands on. I don’t love everything … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Halloween Reads: Creepy Classics vs. YA by Kendra Leighton

It’s almost Halloween — time to be reading about monsters, murders, haunted castles, and bumps in the night. Though printed stories have changed massively in the last few centuries, what scares us hasn’t changed … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

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