DreadWood by Jennifer Killick

Dread wood by Jennifer Killick

Today I'm one of three stops on the mega celebration blog tour for Jennifer Killick's DreadWood! I’ve been a huge fan of Jennifer’s writing for some years, she is a literal diamond of contemporary storycraft with a twisted element whether turning her hand to unfortunate superpowers, mysterious disappearances or tween horror , Jen is a … Continue reading DreadWood by Jennifer Killick

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.

Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track – Annelise Gray with Guest Feature by Annelise Gray

Circus Maximus Rivals On The Track Annelise Grey

Last year I wrote enthusiastically about the first book in this series Race to The Death partially for its keen historical observation, and by this education by stealth; but equally so for its storycraft, total immersion in Dido’s world that evokes the greatest stories of literature, those that pull us in and care from the … Continue reading Circus Maximus: Rivals on the Track – Annelise Gray with Guest Feature by Annelise Gray

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask- Mark Jones with illustrations by Seamus Jennings

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask by Mark Jones

Rita Wong and the Jade Mask is a curious story. It has this whimsical feel that has whispers from a wide range of modern MG influences, of Pages & Co, Podkin and Stubbs and Dragon Detective meets with portal magic, tumbling into a strange magical world like The Midnight Hour trilogy. It’s very different from … Continue reading Rita Wong and the Jade Mask- Mark Jones with illustrations by Seamus Jennings