Lately it seems the news is full of obituaries, another great artist gone. A whole generation is passing, a generation whose music, writing and painting has a huge influence on me, and often provides the soundtrack to my life. But the two people I have really cried over have been Terry Pratchett and David Bowie. … More When supernovas burn out
It’s not nice to take animals from the wild and treat them like pets. But you know, if I really, really had to, I want one of these. Think of all the outfits you could buy!
“Where do you get your ideas from?” That has to be the first question that every author gets asked, every where they go. First, let me put one theory to rest: I don’t get my ideas from reading other people’s books. That would be copying. Not only would that make me an unoriginal and therefore, … More Where do you get your ideas from?
I love Halloween. I love it for all sorts of reasons, the chocolate, the scary movies, the Irish stew and the barm brack cake we make at home. But mostly I love it because it is the one time of year I can dress up in something completely daft and walk around the road in … More Dressing up!
Thank you so much, Che , for inviting me and giving me space on your blog for this! What is the title of your next book? Smuggler’s Kiss Where did the idea come from for the book? I was researching Georgian furniture for my current book The Girl in the Mask and came across an … More Marie-Louise Jensen’s Next Big Thing
I was tagged to be a part of this meme by the lovely Rachel Ward, whose own version appeared last Wednesday. It’s an opportunity to talk about a work in progress and I really would encourage anyone reading this to follow the tags. There are some amazing writers working in children’s literature today and a … More The Next Big Thing