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

Tag Archives: Sangu Mandanna

Sob Stories

I don’t know about you, but my favourite books, the ones I remember years later and reread countless times, are the ones that pack an emotional punch. Sometimes it’s how … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry for the times

I’m a novel girl, I have to admit. I like meaty stories and would choose a gorgeously written YA fantasy over a book of poetry any day. That said, there are … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Six (Sometimes Painful) Phases of Writing a Novel

Alex Campbell wrote a fantastic post about writing processes on Monday, which I actually loved so much that I almost decided not to write my own version at all and … Continue reading

April 13, 2016

Halloween Reads: Creepy Classics vs. YA by Kendra Leighton

It’s almost Halloween — time to be reading about monsters, murders, haunted castles, and bumps in the night. Though printed stories have changed massively in the last few centuries, what scares us hasn’t changed … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Twist the Trope

Hmm. (Not my picture, by the way. Google provides all.) You know, tropes are a tricky thing. Do you love them? Hate them? Eradicate every last trace of them from … Continue reading

August 3, 2015

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Published

Oh boy, I could talk to you all week. I didn’t know a single bloody thing before I got published. I think narrowing this post down to just five things … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Curling up with a Good Book

It’s a bit of a cliché, the whole curling up with a good book thing. It can also be the best thing ever. As a child, one of my favourite … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 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

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