Today I’m delighted to be celebrating the book birthday of MG author, Emma Carroll, whose third book, In Darkling Wood, is out this month. It’s a lovely mixture of real issues and beautiful fantasy, and is a wonderful story about family love and the power of hope.
People are often quite surprised when I tell them that I have a non-writing job. They’re even more shocked when I explain that it’s all day, five days a week … Continue reading
What’s more important about historical fiction – the history, or the story? It’s a question so big that I’m sure every author who writes it will have a different answer, … Continue reading
Diversity in children’s literature is something I believe in very passionately. Books are all about connecting to something outside yourself, and a reader should have the opportunity to experience the … Continue reading
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.
Today I’m delighted to be interviewing Sarah Crossan, author of the beautiful, Carnegie-shortlisted THE WEIGHT OF WATER, to celebrate the publication of her new novel, APPLE AND RAIN. I’m a … Continue reading
When I was a teenager, I went on a creative writing course. One of the exercises we were given was to write a short story, and when we came to … Continue reading
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