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The Inside Story with author Cerrie Burnell

Hello! Hooray! The blog birthday celebrations continue as we are very lucky to have Cerrie Burnell with us today! Many of us recognise Cerrie from her work on Cbeebies, but did you know she is also the author of a stack of books? Including these picture books (beautifully illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson) Cerrie has also […]

The Inside Story with ‘Gaslight’ author Eloise Williams.

Hello! Today I’m delighted to welcome author Eloise Williams to my hellopipski blog, and for her to tell us all about her book Gaslight, which is a rip-roaring Victorian adventure story, filled with shady characters, shocking twists and a fantastically satisfying ending. Here’s a taster! I loved the story’s main character, Nansi, and how story is […]

The Inside Story with Melissa Savage, author of Bigfoot, Tobin and Me.

  Hello! We all know the saying ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade‘. Right? Well, the brand new debut,  Bigfoot, Tobin & Me, by US author Melissa Savage is a heartwarming and life affirming story for readers aged 9+, boasting a main character called Lemonade! Following the death of her mother, Lemonade moves to Willow Creek to be […]

The Inside Story with Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy.

It’s a pleasure today to welcome author Lisa Thompson to find out about her Middle Grade book The Goldfish Boy (which has fabulous illustrations from Mike Lowery, by the way), and to hear about her personal writing process. Hi Lisa! Tell us about The Goldfish Boy! The Goldfish Boy is about a 12 year old boy […]

The Inside Story with author Jennifer Killick.

Hello! Today I’m really excited to welcome debut author Jennifer Killick to my blog! I’ve been reading Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink, which is so funny: it’s made me chuckle and laugh out loud all the way through. Plus, it’s full of all the vital Middle Grade ingredients for a lively read, so […]

The Inside Story with author Sharon Marie Jones.

Hello and welcome to my guest, author Sharon Marie Jones, who has been kind enough to share with us her magical experiences as a debut author! Hi Sharon. Tell us about your book Grace-Ella: Spells for Beginners It all begins when a black cat ambles into Number 32, Ty Mynydd Close, the home of the Bevin […]

The Inside Story with authors Honor and Perdita Cargill.

Hello! And a big, warm welcome to Honor and Perdita Cargill! I’ve loved both Waiting For Callback and the brand new Waiting For Callback-Take Two, so it’s fabulous to have them here to find out about how they approach their writing. Elektra, the main character in both books, is such an entertaining and enchanting personality that […]

The Inside Story with debut author Lorraine Cannell.

Hello! I’d like to welcome debut author Lorraine Cannell to my blog. After hearing from my writer friends about how tough the YA market is at the moment,  I invited fellow Golden Egg Lorraine to share her experiences of writing her book Hollow; and to find out why she’s decided to go down the self publishing route. […]

The Inside Story with illustrator and author Julia Patton.

Hello! I’m delighted to welcome the super-talented Julia Patton to my hellopipski blog. It will be fascinating to find out how an illustrator of picture books operates! Julia has illustrated many books such as Mind Boggling Numbers by Michael Rosen and Professor McQuark and the Oojamflip by Lou Treleaven, and she also writes and illustrates her […]

Cogheart-The Inside Story with Peter Bunzl.

  Welcome to the hellopipski blog, Peter Bunzl!   There’s been such a buzz about Peter’s novel Cogheart, that I just had to know how he’s created such a great and popular book. When I read Cogheart recently, I was struck by all the fantastic characters and the totally believable world that Peter has created […]