MONSTER OF THE MONTH

This month, MONSTER OF THE MONTH illustrator, Jon Holder, took some advice from the Children’s Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook and spent some time with his target audience. Jon took his work-in-progress to three UK schools and read it aloud to hundreds of primary school children aged eight and up. Jon said, ‘To say I was…

Book Fairs and Book Worms

Jon Holder has dedicated Monster of the Month to London Book Fair and has created these bookish creatures… And Mary Darby, Rights Executive, is talking foreign rights. In the frantic run up to the London Book Fair I thought I’d take some time out from preparing for my 56 meetings and introduce you to the…

MONSTER OF THE MONTH COMPETITION – FEBRUARY

Congratulations to the winner of February’s MONSTER OF THE MONTH: Sophia Roberts from Jersey in the Channel Islands! Sophia sent us this description of a particularly nasty monster she encountered recently: ‘I forgot that my mam had given me some home-made fish pie two weeks ago and found the mouldy (and very smelly) remnants of it…

MONSTER OF THE MONTH COMPETITION

Jon Holder, writer and illustrator extraordinaire, has set himself a monstrous challenge. Every day in 2013 will see him creating a different fantastical creature or character, using only paint, pencils and his own boundless imagination. Prepare to be impressed, amused, terrified, disgusted, appalled and enthralled by the results! You can catch a glimpse of them…

An Interview with Clare Dowling

Clare Dowling has written nine bestsellers, and she’s been a scriptwriter for Ireland’s top soap, Fair City, for over ten years. She stopped by our blog to chat to Clare Wallace about her latest novel ‘Would I Lie To You?’ and her life as a novelist, screenwriter and puppy walker. In a tweet can you tell us what…