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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

Kate Ormand: Review of APPLE & RAIN by Sarah Crossan

APPLE & RAIN by Sarah Crossan When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother’s … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

I Am Not a Number by Janet Edwards

There’s a classic TV series called ‘The Prisoner’. People in it are known by numbers, and the lead character famously says ‘I am not a number, I am a free … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Kate Ormand – What I Read

Growing up, I read Roald Dahl. As a teen, I read Louise Rennison. As I got a little older (mid-high school to university) I didn’t read at all. Well, rarely. … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 7 Comments

Fiction And Back Again – Holly Smale

Like a lot of writers, the majority of my friends as a child were fictional. Matilda didn’t laugh at me for using an unnecessarily long word. Max and his Wild … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

The journey from fan to author

When people ask me how long I’ve been writing, I usually say since the autumn of 2007. That was when I joined a weekly adult education class in creative writing … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

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