AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Tag Archives: Kendra Leighton

Book birthday interview with Kendra Leighton

I totally love ghost stories, so I jumped a the chance of reading the fantastic debut by Kendra Leighton GLIMPSE. It chilled my spine, warmed my gnarled old heart, and … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

If GLIMPSE were a Movie: Dream Cast by Kendra Leighton

  Who doesn’t dream of their book being turned into a film? (A high-budget, brilliantly written and acted film, obviously. I wouldn’t say no to being Suzanne Collins.) With just one … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Book Birthday Interview: MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE by Robin Stevens

Today, I’m interviewing Robin Stevens about her debut, Murder Most Unladylike, published just a few days ago by Corgi. Murder Most Unladylike is a murder mystery set in a 1930s girls’ boarding … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Insights from Editing ‘Glimpse’

  I can’t count how many times Glimpse has been edited. I rewrote and tweaked it for two and a half years before sending it to agents, and right now it’s … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ruined Castles, Secret Passageways & Haunted Inns

This week on Author Allsorts we’re talking settings. Settings are key to the atmosphere of your writing, but have you ever thought how they can also reflect your characters? Before … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Ask The Allsorts: What or who is your favourite setting or character from your book(s), and why?

Fletcher Moss Late in the editing process for Poison Boy, I realised I needed a streetwise kid who could get my crew into a secret location, so I added a … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Book Birthday Interview – Sharon Jones, Author of DEAD JEALOUS

Today, I’m excited to interview Sharon Jones, whose debut YA novel, DEAD JEALOUS, hits shelves this week. We chatted thrillers, writing tips, and giant white poodles. How does it feel … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Our Writing Spaces – Part 1

Zoe Marriott My workspace – more commonly known as The Writing Cave – is a tiny box room that sticks out above the front of my tiny house. It is … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 12 Comments

Meet the Allsorts (4): New Members

Today is a very exciting day – we are delighted to introduce you to our lovely new group members! Please give them a very warm welcome to Author Allsorts. C.J. … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 8 Comments

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