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Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Okay, so if you’re on Facebook (and I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that the majority of you are on Facebook but, even if you’re not, are active on enough social media and read enough blogs to have come across this anyway), you’ll likely have seen a reading meme going around. Ten books that have stayed with you. I did it, because I’m a sucker for all things involving books. And then Chuck Wendig did it on…

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Travelling Through Time With Maggie Stiefvater

Travelling Through Time With Maggie Stiefvater

Today, we’re going to travel in time. Our time machine is the book Lament by Maggie Stiefvater. Go on, pick it up. It’s right there. Pick it up, open it, and breathe in that smell. That’s it. We’re back. Let’s have a look at what we can see. October 2009 Look — it’s me! I’m thirteen years old. I’m in year nine at school, finally leaving behind my frustrating form group who were always getting put in class detentions to…

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In The Style Of

In The Style Of

Something I like to do when I’m writing is think of which authors influenced the book in question. I’m not the sort of person who thinks that everything I write is totally original. Everything I write was inspired by something else. Watching, for example – I describe it to potential readers as ‘Holly Black meets Maggie Stiefvater meets Kate Thompson’. More specifically, it’s ‘Tithe meets Ballad meets The New Policeman’, and anyone here who has read those three books will…

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