What an incredible little novella The Ghost Garden is in collaboration between the amazing Emma Carroll and the awesome Barrington Stoke set in the weeks leading up to the British declaration of war in 1914. Emma Carroll brings to the dyslexia friendly publishing House her unique brand of weaving historical settings with a fantastical undertow, … Continue reading The Ghost Garden by Emma Carroll
I am DELIGHTED to be taking part in the Ultimate Blog Tour for Amari and the Night Brothers by BB Alston which is quite frankly such an thrilling and fresh take on the magical fish out of water genre that I can hardly hold my excitement in. The crunch of it could be summed up … Continue reading Amari & the Night Brothers by B.B Alston
Broke my heart over and over a million times how beautiful and heart wrenching this tale is. The interwar years is a particularly fascinating era for me, but is usually explored looking through the luxurious and Americanised lens of Jazz and Flappers or come the Thirties, Depression and Misery, the immediate post-war period and its … Continue reading The Silent stars go by- Sally Nicholls
I’m delighted to be rounding out the Llama Out Loud tour! Annabelle Sami is a welcome and strong contender in younger middle grade writing, Littlefae and I adore her Agent Zaiba series but Llama Out Loud! showcases her talent in writing range as it is a very different style and voice to Agent Zaiba with … Continue reading Blog Tour: Llama Out Loud! Annabelle Sami illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan
So, I’ve been incredibly quiet over the last few months, and it’s upset me to ‘lose’ myself in this way. Of course talking about why it’s not possible to avoid the words pandemic as a reason, sorry to anyone who is struggling with the turmoil or loss by my mentioning it. I’ve suffered with anxiety, … Continue reading Hello, again.
I was lucky enough to read a proof of the original Boot last year that opened immediately reminiscent of THAT scene in Toy Story 3, you know the one where all the adults start to lose it and sob uncontrollably, Boot started as it means to go on, action with heart and questioning the value … Continue reading Boot 2: The Rusty Rescue Shane Hegarty & Ben Mantle
Lara Williamson has a gift for exploring children’s mental health particularly in the context of family breakdown and especially the feelings children have around missing dads. I loved The Girl with Space in her Heart last year and this collaboration with Colour Fiction range is just beautiful, especially brought to life through the exquisite illustrations … Continue reading Midge and Mo- Lara Williamson & Becky Cameron