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

Tag Archives: UKYA

THE NEXT TOGETHER Book Birthday! Kendra Leighton Interviews Author Lauren James

Today’s the day a lot of people have been waiting for — the publication of Lauren James’s debut The Next Together! The Next Together is book one in a new UKYA duology, … Continue reading

September 3, 2015 · 1 Comment


Tropes! Huh! Wha-aat are they good for? Absolutely nuthin’ – say it again! This probably sums up most people’s attitudes when they hear the word ‘trope’. It’s become one of … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 5 Comments

Book Birthday Interview: LAND by Alex Campbell

LAND by Alex Campbell – out today with Hot Key Books The sea rose. Civilisation was wiped out, countries drowned. Out of the ashes of a desperate refugee camp, a … Continue reading

September 5, 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

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

Book Birthday Interview: The Illusionists by Laure Eve

Book Birthday Interview: The Illusionists by Laure Eve Today I’m delighted to be chatting to Laure Eve – on the book birthday of The Illusionists! Many of us loved Fearsome … Continue reading

August 9, 2014

Happy Book Birthday to Zoë Marriott and DARKNESS HIDDEN!

I have the pleasure of interviewing Zoë Marriott to celebrate the release of DARKNESS HIDDEN, book two in THE NAME OF THE BLADE trilogy. I read and enjoyed the first … Continue reading

July 3, 2014

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Haughton, Author of NOW YOU SEE ME

Alex Campbell: I’ve had the great pleasure of being one of the first to read Emma Haughton’s debut YA thriller, NOW YOU SEE ME, published 1st May 2014. And now … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Pass, Author of THE FEARLESS

Yesterday was publication day for THE FEARLESS by Emma Pass, a YA post-apocalyptic thriller about an army of super soldiers. Sixteen-year-old Cass’s younger brother is taken and she sets out … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

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