author interview · books · young adult

Good to meet you…author Katy Haye

Today I’m getting to know author Katy Haye, who’s arrived a little out of breath. I live in a hilly part of the world here in Yorkshire, and the steepness of the streets can sometimes be striking to people who live in flatter parts of England. (I have a friend who lives in Northamptonshire, and…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Katy Haye

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Schism: author Laura Maisano’s debut YA Urban Fantasy, plus #giveaway

I’m delighted to meet Laura Maisano today, as part of her blog tour for her debut YA Urban Fantasy novel, Schism. Laura will be answering a few questions, and then afterwards there’ll be a chance to win a copy of her novel.  Good to meet you, Laura! First of all, why do you write YA?…… Continue reading Schism: author Laura Maisano’s debut YA Urban Fantasy, plus #giveaway

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Chris Weigand’s Palace of the Three Crosses – a YA Fantasy

September 20th is the first anniversary of the release of Chris Weigand’s Palace of the Three Crosses. Chris has come to my blog today to celebrate – bringing one or two of her characters with her :) Good to have you all here, Chris! * * * Palace of the Three Crosses blurb Brandan and…… Continue reading Chris Weigand’s Palace of the Three Crosses – a YA Fantasy

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Good to meet you…author Christopher Mannino

My guest today is drama teacher, writer, singer and insatiable book lover Christopher Mannino. Christopher’s love of reading, and his work with young people, inspired him to write YA fantasy – and Christopher’s well qualified to write in this genre, having studied mythology and literature both in the US and at Oxford. How cool is…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Christopher Mannino

children's books · historical novels · time slip · ya novel

Introducing children’s historical author Penny Estelle, plus giveaway

Some of you may remember children’s author Penny Estelle from when she visited last year.  It’s lovely to welcome Penny again today to discuss her children’s time-slip novels, and Penny has very generously offered to give away a copy of her novel to a lucky commenter. Good to see you again, Penny! * Good morning…… Continue reading Introducing children’s historical author Penny Estelle, plus giveaway

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Good to meet you…author Eric Price

It would be brilliant if today’s guest could be with me in reality, and not just in the virtual world.  Author Eric Price recently told me if he ever came to England he’d love to go to a football match.  Well, the football season started four weeks ago, and already there is high football fever…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Eric Price

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Good to meet you…author Tammy Lowe

Today’s visitor has provided me with an excellent excuse for cake.  We can always find reasons for cake in the Fairfax household, and I happen to know it was  Tammy Lowe’s birthday at the weekend.  Excellent!  So I’ve just cut Tammy a delicious slice of orange and chocolate sponge (mmm, smelll that fresh baked smell),…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Tammy Lowe