AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Pass talks to Sheena Wilkinson about STREET SONG

  Today is launch day for acclaimed Irish YA author Sheena Wilkinson’s STREET SONG, a captivating novel about music, identity and the dark side of fame. It’s published by Black … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Taboos

Shortly before I left school, aged eighteen, the headmaster gave a talk about the perils of the Big Wide World that we were about to enter. He had two important … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Favourite YA Writing Blogs by Kendra Leighton

There are countless articles and blogs about writing, but my favourites tend to be those written by published authors. I know the advice is likely to be good (after all, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

My favourite book on writing – Bird By Bird

I’d never found a book on writing that spoke to, let alone one that sat me down, passed me a glass of wine and made me laugh out loud, until … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

But what about the map? by Donald Hounam

I don’t really see holidays as a chance to do any cutting-edge reading — there’s too much danger of dragging something on and off aeroplanes and discovering, halfway down page two, that it’s really only good for throwing at the local cats.

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rolling through the first draft, by Donald Hounam

Ideally, the first draft would be like free-skating. You just buckle on that idea… and you zoom away! Sadly, it’s not quite that easy… and there are plenty of potholes to stumble over.

July 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writing that first draft

This week we’ll be talking about First Drafts of Doom and Woe™ (FDoDaW™ for short) and I’m the lucky bean who gets to talk to you guys about it first. … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

FEATHERS Book Birthday Interview! Kendra Leighton Chats to Author Rose Mannering

Last week Feathers, the second book in Rose Mannering’s trilogy of YA fairytale retellings, flew onto bookshop shelves. Having read and loved Roses, the first book in the series, I jumped … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer Reads

YA writer Helen Douglas shares her top reads for Summer 2016

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

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