Writing for Children and Young Adults with Sara Grant (Words Away)

It’s a rainy bank holiday Monday here in the UK so i’m catching up on some reading, writing and blogging.     Last week I attended my second Words Away writing Salon. I was a bit rushed as I was coming from an interview, but arrived just in time to grab myself a tea, and managed to…… Continue reading Writing for Children and Young Adults with Sara Grant (Words Away)

Writing Historical Fiction with Author Essie Fox (Words Away)

Nestled on the corner of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is a Victorian pub that now operates as a tea house by day and a theatre by night, and once a night a writing salon is hosted, everything about this is right up my street.   It’s run by writers Kellie and Emma, and every month they…… Continue reading Writing Historical Fiction with Author Essie Fox (Words Away)

An evening with Author Candice Fox, guest post by Amy Vicary

My friend from Sydney was lucky enough to meet and listen to Candice Fox during the week. Below is a recap of the evening, but if you would like more detail head on over to Amy’s blog here  Ever since 2014 Australian author Candice Fox has been a rising star in the literary world. Her…… Continue reading An evening with Author Candice Fox, guest post by Amy Vicary

Tracy Chevalier talks At the Edge of The Orchard

I fell in love young with Tracy Chevalier. We had to read The Girl with the Pearl earring as part of our english curriculum, her writing was vivid and transporting. Many years later, on the 2nd March 2017 I wandered along to Daunt books in Hampstead to listen to Chevalier discuss her novel At the…… Continue reading Tracy Chevalier talks At the Edge of The Orchard

Australian Author Hannah Kent and her new novel The Good People

At the 2013 Sydney Writer’s Festival there was a quiet buzz around a young debut author. Wanting to discover it for myself I later picked up Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites and read it one weekend at my Out-Laws beach house. It was a cold blustery June, which added to the atmosphere. 2017, 4 years later…… Continue reading Australian Author Hannah Kent and her new novel The Good People

Debut Author Ali Land in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

When Ali Land was 15 there was a infamous child murder case (I won’t mention which one because I feel it is still too close to us) and she wanted to know why they were different, and how other children can survive in extreme circumstances and then she read Silence of the Lambs at a…… Continue reading Debut Author Ali Land in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink