After receiving my latest author interview from Ross Montgomery, I have discovered my immense excitement hasn’t dwindled one bit since the first one last month! Montgomery’s book, Perijee & Me, came out in March this year.
Take a look below at what makes this author tick.
Saturday was a busy day at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. It marked the first YA Day that they’ve had, and there were lots of fantastic authors there to kick it off.
Tough Stuff! brought together three great authors, Meg Rosoff (How I Live Now, Beck), Kevin Brooks (Bunker Diary, Born Scared) and Clare Furniss (The Year of the Rat, How Not to Disappear), to discuss how far YA books can go, what’s off limits, and what’s not.
My second talk on Saturday had four great authors talking on the subject of identity, and how much YA books reflect the reader. As always, there are so many different things brought up that it makes it hard to include everything. So below I’ve tried to sum up the main elements discussed.
Without creative writing and creative thinking, where would we be? There would be no books, no songs and no leaps into the unknown.
On Tuesday night at the Guildhall in Bath, Paper Nations held their event “How can we keep creative writing alive in our schools?” At this point, I struggle to know what to write. I went into that hall with what I thought was a clear idea of what I was going to hear but came out with something completely different.
At the Bath Children’s Literature Festival you can always guarantee you’ll get a collection of wonderful authors, and for my first visit this year, I was not disappointed. The Guildhall on Monday night was the stage for Frances Hardinge, author of The Lie Tree and winner of the Costa Book of the Year.
I couldn’t have been more excited when my first author interview response came through, from Jessica Shirvington! Her new book, Disruption, has sneakily been making its way further up my TBR, above lots of books I should be reading first.
Read on and discover more about the amazing Jessica Shirvington.
For those of you outside of Cornwall, you’d be forgiven for not having heard of the Kernow Youth Book Awards.
All the titles in the Kernow Youth Book Awards are chosen by teens throughout Cornwall. They manage to highlight some of the best contemporary authors around. Last year’s award saw Juno Dawson take the top spot with Say Her Name. What’s in store for us this time around?
James Bond first hit our shelves (yes shelves!) on this day in 1953. Royal Navy Commander Bond, 007, lover of women, cars and his country. more “Bond, James Bond”