Author Interviews

Pax and the Missing Head — Author David Barker Talks His New Middle-Grade Sci-Fi Adventure and the Future of ‘London Falling’

A middle-grade sci-fi book isn’t all that uncommon, but the dystopian London setting found in Pax and the Missing Head — New London — is far, far, different from the English capital you may be familiar with.

In this exclusive Q&A, we chat with David Barker and discover how middle-grade sci-fi novels, The A-Team, Orwell’s 1984, Harry Potter, and Brexit all inspired the author to write what has become Pax and The Missing Head; the opening chapter of his ‘London Falling’ series. David also gives us a peek ‘behind the wall’, discussing the next two books in his ‘London Falling’ trilogy, his publication day plans, and much more.

My Brother Has Cancer — Alex Winstanley On Writing A Complex And Important Children’s Book About Cancer

A children’s book about cancer can be as important as it is difficult to write; just ask author Alex Winstanley. The prolific children’s author behind My Brother Has Cancer has also covered topics of dementia, depression, tourettes, and cerebral palsy in his award-winning ‘My Has’ picture book series; giving children and their caregivers a resource to better understand and talk about serious illnesses and medical conditions.

Q&A: Unravelling the Mysteries of The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams with Author Victoria Williamson

Victoria Williamson is an award-winning children’s author whose enchanting new book, ‘The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams’ has already captured the imaginations of readers young and old.

In this interview, we delve into the stories that inspired a young Victoria to begin writing stories of her own (there are a few examples scattered throughout this piece), journey into Witchetty Hollow, the magical new world Williamson has created, and discover how the story’s hero, Florizel, mirrors the author herself. We also discuss the more mature themes of ‘The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams’, and unravel the author’s fascination with ghost stories, Scottish folklore, and the allure of Disney’s darker films. Plus, we find out what’s to come for Victoria for the rest of the year.

Vigilante Tooth Fairy author B.B. Taylor on Her Inspirations and Belief in the Tooth Fairy

It’s important to stand out in the world of children’s books, and B.B. Taylor does just that. A self-proclaimed professional daydreamer, it’s not just BB’s shock of colourful hair that keeps her apart from the crowd. The author’s positive attitude, creative spark, and driven nature were evident from the moment she first approached us. Her book, The Vigilante Tooth-Fairy is a junior fiction story that captures the author’s passionate energy and channels it into a fun and fantastical adventure that kids will love.

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