AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Group post – our favourite inspirational quotes

Welcome to our first group post of 2015! Today, we’re sharing our favourite inspirational quotes about writing.   Janet Edwards   This one is for every hopeful author faced with a dreaded … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: THE MEMORY KEEPERS by Natasha Ngan

Today, I’m delighted to be interviewing Natasha Ngan for the release of her second YA novel, The Memory Keepers. Natasha’s debut, The Elites, came out a year ago to great reviews, establishing her … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Writing Description Checklist by Natasha Ngan

Every writer has a different style when it comes to description. Some use only a minimal amount, focusing instead on action and dialogue, with short, sharp bursts of description to … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview with Laura Lam for Shadowplay

A couple of days ago, Laura Lam’s wonderful follow up to her critically acclaimed debut Pantomime was released, much to the delight of her fans – me included! I thoroughly … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

To Know or Not to Know?

That is the question. Well, it’s one of the questions you’ll face when writing a novel anyway, but it does feel like a pretty important one – do you know … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Happy Book Birthday Natasha Ngan and The Elites

Today is the official publication date for Natasha Ngan’s thrilling debut novel, The Elites. Congratulations Natasha! There’s a lot of buzz about this future dystopia novel set in a world … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 2 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 – Zoe Marriott, Author of The Night Itself

The Night Itself, the first novel in acclaimed fantasy writer Zoe Marriott’s new YA urban fantasy series The Name of the Blade, is just two days away from hitting the … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Our Writing Spaces – Part 2

Rhian Ivory My workspace is the kitchen table as I haven’t got a study. It is often covered in breakfast debris but I like the clutter and mess, makes it … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

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