A review of Five Survive, the latest novel by Holly Jackson, the multi-million selling author of the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series.
My books blog – my own books, and those by other authors.
A review of 2023 Carnegie Shadowers’ Award winner I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys and reviews of all shortlisted books by myself and my local shadowers.
My review of the gripping post-apocalypse novel The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros, winner of the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Award for Writing.
How to write a short story: golden rules plus tips, ideas and dos and don’ts for new writers or teachers writing short stories in the classroom.
Julia and the Shark and Leila and the Blue Fox, by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave, explore issues of global warming and environmental damage to wildlife.
Hannah Gold, author of the highly acclaimed The Last Bear, The Lost Whale and now Finding Bear, talks to me about her writing.
Patrick Ness’s Different for Boys is a powerful portrayal of the subject of relationships between young males; physical, sexual and emotional.
Author Gill Lewis talks about her new book Moonflight, as well as her writing process. Plus my review of Moonflight and tips on writing animal stories.
How to write riddle rhymes and puzzle poems, with a little help from poets Kevin Crossley-Holland and James Carter.
In this post I review seven new and newly republished picture books by favourite authors and illustrators that will all make wonderful Christmas presents.
Three riveting reads from three very well-established, award-winning children’s authors who have produced their best books yet.
My review of LIghtlark, a young adult fantasy by Alex Aster, which won a 6-figure deal after she promoted it on BookTok.