The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings illustrated by Alex T Smith 

I'm honoured to be celebrating Natasha's gorgeous middle grade debut The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair which is released in the UK on the 27th October, my only regret, is that I didn't have enough time, nor energy to create a bookbounding costume in time for my date on the Write Reads Tour, as I … Continue reading The Miraculous Sweetmakers: The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings illustrated by Alex T Smith 

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Chameleon Dad Author Feature: Debbie Thomas on Writing for Children

Chameleon Dad Debbie Thomas

When Little Island Books contacted me about Chameleon Dad, the latest middle grade adventure from Debbie Thomas I was sold on the blurb alone and agreed to help support this book which looks at some incredibly powerful themes and situations but with the gentle hand of writing for middle grade. A tale that looks at … Continue reading Chameleon Dad Author Feature: Debbie Thomas on Writing for Children

Furthermoor – Darren Simpson featuring chapter excerpt.

Furthermoor Darren Simpson

I’ve been a huge fan of Darren’s writing since his debut Scavengers reframed the landscape of Middle Grade writing for me. His writing is like a rich tapestry that transports us into deeply imagined worlds but also challenging and introspective, unflinchingly so, on the emotional landscape of children, particularly boys as they navigate the changing world … Continue reading Furthermoor – Darren Simpson featuring chapter excerpt.