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On celebrating family and kindness this Christmas

On celebrating family and kindness this Christmas

The concept for Alex Sparrow and the Zumbie Apocalypse struck before the first Alex Sparrow book was even published, and I remember, four years ago, hoping that I would get to write it one day. When the opportunity to develop the idea finally came about, I soon...

Catherine Fisher on writing The Velvet Fox

Catherine Fisher on writing The Velvet Fox

Writing The Clockwork Crow and The Velvet Fox has been a real pleasure. It was great to write for a younger age group and to try and create a satisfying set of stories that had all my favourite things - legend and folklore, a Welsh landscape, a strange old house,...

Q & A with Kat Ellis

Q & A with Kat Ellis

To celebrate the publication of Three Strikes our intern Nia Thorne had a chat with the very lovely Kat Ellis about her novella 'The Twins of Blackfin' which is a prequel to her debut YA novel Blackfin Sky. What inspired the plot of Blackfin Sky? Well,...

Ant Clancy Games Detective by Ruth Morgan

Ant Clancy Games Detective by Ruth Morgan

Read this brilliant blog by Ruth Morgan on why she has written a middle grade fiction about gaming ahead of publication of Ant Clancy Games Detective, out on 11 July.  Ant Clancy is the world’s first Games Detective, and by the end of this story you will...

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