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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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A Word With ...

I am delighted to welcome author Lindsay Littleson as my guest today. If, like me, you enjoyed The Awkward Autumn of Lily McClean check out the prequel, The Mixed Up Summer of Lily McClean, and look out for Lindsay's new book,  Guardians of the Wild Unicorns which will be published later this year.   

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The Storm Keepers Island

When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet ... 

 

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.