Being a writer is a very strange career. Books tend to come in flurries, especially when you are the publisher’s flavour of the month. There are long pauses where you think maybe no one will want to publish you ever again…but wait, yes, another contract comes along…and you feel relatively secure for a year or so. … Continue reading
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Cat Royal Diamond Tour by Julia Golding
To celebrate Cat Royal’s first adventure, The Diamond of Drury Lane, coming out as a Modern Classic this spring, she is going on an international Diamond Tour. If your school would like to take part in the fun, please talk to a teacher or librarian and let me know and I’ll see if her carriage … Continue reading
I’ve got it covered – an exclusive cover reveal by Julia Golding
Do you judge a book by its cover? I think we all do. If you don’t like a cover, it takes a while for you to get over your dislike and give the story a go. If you got any books for Christmas, which one do you turn to first? I’m guessing nine out of … Continue reading
Get rid of the parents!
Why are there so many orphans in children’s books? Think across the range and they equal, if not outnumber, those with families. I had a quick brainstorm and came up with the following list – you can add more, I’m sure: most fairy tale characters, Oliver Twist, Anne of Green Gables, Mary Lennox, Sara Crewe, the … Continue reading