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A Word With Lisa Thompson

I am delighted to welcome the bestselling author of The Goldfish BoyThe Light Jar and the newly launched (but not yet reviewed - I will I promise) The Day I Was Erased. Lisa joined me on the site last summer, but since she has a lovely new book out I thought I'd run her interview again while I get on with reading her latest novel!  

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A word with ...

What a treat to have the wonderful Eloise Williams, author of the fabulously spooky new novel Seaglass and before that Gaslight, one of my favourite books last year. Check out The Bookshelf for reviews of both books and listen carefully to Eloise's wise words below, she is a hugely gifted author and her advice to young writers is second to none, and explains a lot about why her own writing is so beautiful.   

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A Word With ...

I am over the moon to welcome Mel Darbon to the site this morning. Mel is the super talented author of August's Book Of The Month, Rosie Loves Jack. You have probably heard about Mel's wonderful debut but if you've somehow missed the hullabaloo surrounding its publication, check out my review on The Bookshelf. It's currently my #1 contender for Book Of The Year  

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A Word With ...

A huge welcome to today's guest, Laura Sheldon, a school teacher by day and an author by night. We're grateful that she had time to squeeze in our questions before marking!  

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Our Castle By The Sea

Growing up in a lighthouse, 11-year-old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels, and stories about sea monsters.  

 

Teachers - have you discovered @BookPenPals? A new initiative pairing authors & illustrators with schools to make reading recommendations via postcards. They're pretty oversubscribed, but if you're interested it might be worth getting your name on the waiting list. They have some fabulous authors on board.