Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Writers' Minds - Keris Stainton

Image Credit: Whizzy Barr
Ever wondered what makes a writer tick? What cogs of creativity whirr to bring stories to life? We take a peek into the minds behind the craft and probe for creative rituals, routines and inspiration hunting. 


This month, Keris Stainton, author of five books for teenagers, including her latest book, SPOTLIGHT ON SUNNY, has dropped by to give us an insight into her writer’s mind. Keris, before you dash off to interview Judy Blume (twice!) – are you ready for our quick fire questions…? Fingers on buzzers... 

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 7th July

Logo by Melany Pietersen
You may be lucky to read this at all, as my internet connection seems to be having a "technical moment." I suppose, if all else fails, I could ring each of you up personally and narrate it down the phone, although that may take a while. How does a Ten-Hour Blog Break sound?

Monday, 6 July 2015

Writers and diaries

Nulla dies sine linea. No day without a line. 
–Pliny the Elder, quoting the ancient Greek artist Apelles

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Friday, 3 July 2015

Featured Illustrator: Deborah Allwright

This month's featured artist is London based illustrator Deborah Allwright. Since her debut book commission Grunter, Debbie has established a long and successful career illustrating picture books with a string of successful titles, her latest being Doctor Molly's Medicine Case, written by Miriam Moss. See a wide range of her work in the Featured Illustrator Gallery.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Debut Author Series: Ruth Fitzgerald

Nicky Schmidt

The Learning Curve - Insights from Debut Authors  

For many the road to publication is long and fraught. For others, a publishing deal comes relatively easily. Those who are still trudging the path may find it hard to imagine what it’s like to be a debut author, and authors with a few books to their name may only dimly recall the original experience.  

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Blog Break Interview with Space on the Bookshelf

One of the joys of blogging is that it opens us up to different perspectives and points of view that we might not otherwise hear. With that in mind, this month’s interview about blogging and blog techniques goes boldly into another new area: group blogging!