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Tag Archives: Robin Stevens

Book Birthday interview – Emma Carroll talks to Robin Stevens about In Darkling Wood

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.

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Robin Stevens: My Day Job

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

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Robin Stevens on History vs. Story

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

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Murder Most Unladylike and diversity in children’s fiction

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

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Book Birthday Interview: Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

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

August 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Finding your voice as an author by Robin Stevens

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

July 7, 2014 · 4 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

Do Our Characters Need to be Role Models?

Should children’s book characters be role models? My mother certainly thought so. When I was seven, one of my favourite books was about a teacher who scammed a group of … Continue reading

October 21, 2013

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