Maharajah the Magnificent by Jane Kerr

It’s my stop on The Great Animal Escapade Blog Tour, and I’m delighted to welcome Jane Kerr to talk about the star of the book, Maharajah... The star of The Great Animal Escapade is, of course, Maharajah the Magnificent: “…the brightest, most bewitching beast at Belle Vue. Larger than a mountain. Wider, higher, and just … Continue reading Maharajah the Magnificent by Jane Kerr

The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

Welcome to my stop on The Great Animal Escapade Blog Tour! I was delighted when I heard there was going to be a sequel to The Elephant Thief, one of my favourite books of 2017, and couldn’t wait to see if Danny and Maharajah were settling into their new life at Belle Vue... (You don’t … Continue reading The Great Animal Escapade by Jane Kerr

The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Every now and again, the sheer strength of love for a book from everyone who has read it can become a barrier for reading it for me, as I worry it won't live up to the expectations I then have for it. Irrational, I know, but true nonetheless. And so, Edward Tulane never quite made … Continue reading The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Pass Me My Axe, I’m Going In! by Dan Smith

Welcome to my stop on the She Wolf Blog Tour, and it’s my absolute pleasure to welcome Dan Smith, talking about researching the Viking Age... I had a lot of fun writing SHE WOLF, partly because I spent a lot of time researching the Viking Age and . . . Vikings are awesome! I don’t … Continue reading Pass Me My Axe, I’m Going In! by Dan Smith

She Wolf by Dan Smith

I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover Dan Smith was writing a book based in the Viking Age, especially when I discovered the main character was a girl. Dan’s books have a habit of transporting me rapidly into the action and keeping me on the edge of my seat until the very … Continue reading She Wolf by Dan Smith

A Witch Come True by James Nicol

The Blurb… The war is over and Arianwyn has discovered the secret of the quiet glyphs, but her troubles are far from over. Her day-to-day work as Lull’s witch is tricky enough: winter has set in, bringing bad weather, ice imps and befuddling Yule traditions. But when Arianwyn’s grandmother is abducted by the traitor on … Continue reading A Witch Come True by James Nicol

An Interview With… James Nicol

I’m delighted to welcome James Nicol to my Blog today to talk all things A Witch Come True in a Blog Takeover from my After School Book Club. Can you describe A Witch Come True in just 3 words? Oh, that’s easy – and I’m cheating because the lovely folks at chicken house do this … Continue reading An Interview With… James Nicol