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White Petals word search

Thank you to Sharon Howell, who not only gave White Petals by Maria Grace a lovely review, but also made a wordsearch for it.  The wordsearch and review is on Maria's website:  It's such a lovely present to give a writer - thank you so much, Sharon.  

Kat Ellis at Edinburgh

Firefly authors Paul Magrs (Lost on Mars), Shoo Rayner (Dragon Gold) and Kat Ellis (Blackfin Sky)

YALC and ComiCon 2015 by Paul Magrs

(Paul Magrs has very kindly let us put his blog about YALC on our blog as well. You can read more of Paul's blogs, and see his wonderful artwork, on his blog Life on Magrs here. Congratulations to everyone at Booktrust for an amazing few days, and thanks to Paul and our other authors, Kat, Sarah and Rhian, who attended.)

Special Easter Offer!

Special Easter Offer!! 

The Chicken of Doom

Sarah Todd Taylor has written a wonderful exclusive story based on characters in Arthur and Me.  

The Knights of the Round Table (who are not all quite as noble as you might have been told) always play a trick on Merlin on his birthday.  What will they do this year?  SQUARK!!  

Click here for a pdf of the story to keep.  Thank you Sarah!

Heather Dyer - Why I Can't Live without Books

Why I can't live without books - Stories of Flying

Heather Dyer


Writing A Mystery

Sharon Tregenza, author of The Shiver Stone, wrote this piece for us on one kind of story she really loves - a mystery.  How does she keep us turning the pages?

Shoo Rayner - Why I can't live without books









Shoo Rayner and Heather Dyer were among a group of authors who appeared last week in Rhyl as part of The Biggest Book Show on Earth for World Book Day.  

(The picture shows Shoo, Jonny Duddly, Jon Mayhew, Heather and ringmaster Steven Butler.)

Islands and Ideas

For World Book Day, Eloise Williams tells us about what inspired her to write her story Elen's Island.  The beautiful photographs and painting are by Eloise's husband Guy Manning.

Islands and Ideas

UKYAX - The Lowdown

UKYA Extravaganza –