Author interview: Gill Lewis

Author interview: Gill Lewis I am so excited to have Gill joining me on the blog today to talk about her writing – thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed Gill! First, could you tell us a bit about yourself and how you became a writer? My journey to becoming a published writer…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me laugh

I know that I’m a week behind with the prompts, but I found it easier to think of books for this prompt than ‘books that made me angry’. I will catch up at some point! Here are the six books I have chosen which have actually made me laugh out loud at some point: The…

Book Review: Time School

Time School Written by Nikki Young 112 pages Published by Troubadour Publishing Publication date: 28th June 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): A power cut and a series of mini disasters means friends, Jess, Nadia, Tomma and Ash barely make it to the station to catch their train to school. What they find is a far cry…

Author Interview: Nikki Young

Author Interview: Nikki Young Today I am lucky enough to have the author Nikki Young on the blog. Nikki is a writer and lover of stories and ‘The Mystery of the Disappearing Underpants’ is her first book. Nikki credits her lively imagination to an amazing childhood, growing up in Yorkshire and living in a cul-de-sac…

Happy Publication Day: Folklore, islands, mermaids and bras!

Happy publication day to Spinning Silver,  The Girl Who Thought Her Mother Was A Mermaid and A Bad Boy Stole My Bra. Spinning Silver Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s…

Book Review: Run Wild

Run Wild Written by Gill Lewis 96 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Award-winning author Gill Lewis makes her debut to the Barrington Stoke list with a stunning tale of the wild that hides in us all. Run Wild is a thought-provoking and touching story that celebrates the…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me cry

S4S: Books that made me cry Oops, am a week late with this one as school has been so busy! I cry a lot at books and movies so this week was hard, not because of trying to think of six but trying to narrow i down to six…really, it might be easier to name…

Book Review: The Storm Keeper’s Island

The Storm Keeper’s Island Written by Catherine Doyle 320 pages Published by Bloomsbury UK Publication date: 12th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): ‘Magical in every way’ EOIN COLFER ‘Funny, dark and blazingly beautiful’ KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE ‘So magical and wild that it’s like being swept away by the sea’ KATHERINE RUNDELL Fionn Boyle and his…

Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl with the Dragon Heart

The Girl with the Dragon Heart Written by Stephanie Burgis 240 pages Published by Bloomsbury Publication date: 9th August 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Once upon a time, in a beautiful city famous for chocolate and protected by dragons, there was a girl so fearless that she dared to try to tell the greatest story of…

Book Extract: The Storm Keeper’s Island

Read on for your extract of the Waterstones book of the month for July 2018! The prologue and the first two chapters are included below – I guarantee that you will be enthralled – and would recommend buying the book first so you don’t have to suffer the frustration of waiting to read the rest……