#InspiringWomen: Welcome

Welcome to the new feature of 2016: #InspiringWomen. I want this year to be the start of celebrating women, from the J.K. Rowling's & Jennifer Lawrence's of this world, to your mum, your sister, your partner. The women who excel, who struggle, who work hard and play harder. I want to show these women just [...]

Ask the Author: Julia Suzuki

Julia Suzuki, British author of children's literature, spoke to me about her writing process. Suzuki grew up in Staffordshire, listening to the magical sounds of fair rides and animals from a theme park across the stream at the bottom of her garden. Through working with a Disney licensing company and working with entrepreneur David Lloyd in [...]

Ask The Author: Ben Fergusson

This month, I contacted debut author Ben Fergusson for an interview. Not only did he say yes, but I was also lucky enough to receive a copy of his debut novel, The Spring of Kasper Meier. Once again, I was concerned that this book wouldn't be for me. And once again, I must chide myself for not [...]

Ask the Author: Charlaine Harris

It seems like the name of this particular game is “ask and you shall receive”. After sending emails out to what felt like hundreds of authors, I was absolutely stunned when I received a reply from one of my favourites – Charlaine Harris. Author of the Southern Vampire Mysteries – also known as The Sookie Stackhouse Novels – Harris [...]

Ask The Author: Peadar Ó Guilín

After having a lot of fun doing last week's feature, I decided to branch out and ask more authors to join in. Luckily, some agreed! This week, I spoke to Peadar Ó Guilín, author of The Bone World Trilogy. Peadar currently lives in Dublin, where he toils day and night for a giant computer corporation. The [...]

Welcome!

So I've finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, hence the name, and start blogging. Yay! I currently write for The Knowledge, Plymouth University's Student Union newspaper, as well as ReadWave, but I believe blogging will give me a little more freedom. This will mostly be made up of random thoughts and articles I've written before (here's one [...]