The True Colours of Coral Glen: An interview with Juliette Forrest

Juliette Forrest joins us in The Reading Realm today to talk to Kevin Cobane about her new book The True Colours of Coral Glen! When and how did you start writing? I’ve worked in advertising my whole career but I didn’t start writing my own stories until I attended a Saturday morning class at Glasgow…

The Runaways: An interview with Holly Webb

We’re very lucky today to have the wonderful Holly Webb visit The Reading Realm to chat to Sarah Farrell about her brand-new book The Runaways, a unique and thrilling tale, set during the Second World War, of resilience, bravery and love! I absolutely loved The Runaways! It’s very different from your previous books, so what…

Click: An interview with Kayla Miller

Today we welcome Kayla Miller into The Reading Realm to talk about the graphic novels Click and Camp. Kayla talks to Richard Ruddick about illustration, paranormal investigators and the work of Raina Telgemeier, Noelle Stevenson and Molly Knox Ostertag… Is Click based primarily on your own growing up experience or did you use stories from friends…

The Truth About Martians: An interview with Melissa Savage

Melissa Savage is the author of Bigfoot, Tobin and Me. Here she talks to Steph Elliot about her new book The Truth About Martians… Without giving too much away, can you tell us about your new book The Truth About Martians?  There is a story here in the US about an alleged UFO crash in…

Trouble in New York: An interview with Sylvia Bishop

Jamie Creeden has always wanted to be a reporter – so when he is given a tour of the famous MORNING YORKER newspaper, he can’t believe his luck. But a chance phone call draws him into the mystery of the missing actress. Soon Jamie, along with his new friends Eve and Rose, must navigate a…

The Middler: An interview with Kirsty Applebaum

Kirsty Applebaum was born in Essex and grew up in Hampshire. She has had a wide variety of jobs including bookselling, railway re-signalling, picking stones off conveyor belts and teaching Pilates. The Middler, an atmospheric, thrilling, dystopian middle grade adventure, is her debut novel!   Congratulations on your debut novel, The Middler!  You’ve set the…

Together We Can: An interview with Caryl Hart

Caryl Hart, the author of Girls Can Do Anything, joins Sarah Farrell in the Reading Realm today to chat books, writing rhymes and her new book Together We Can… I love how ‘Together We Can’ celebrates diversity and inclusion so well! What made you decide to write a book on that topic? I’ve been asking…

Rebel Dogs: An interview with Kimberlie Hamilton

Sarah Farrell talks to Kimberlie Hamilton, who lives in Northern Scotland and is the author of Rebel Cats! and Scotland’s Animal Superstars. Here she talks about her new book, Rebel Dogs!  Rebel Dogs! tells the stories of dogs throughout history who have done amazing things. Why did you decide to write about that topic and how did you…

The Switching Hour: An interview with Damaris Young

Sarah Farrell talks to Damaris Young about her stunning debut, The Switching Hour.  The book highlights the importance of passing on story telling traditions and the need for tackling climate change.  In this bewitchingly beautiful story, Damaris Young offers a spine-tingling spooky story, with characters to believe in and cheer for. Without giving too much away,…

I Hold Your Heart: An interview with Karen Gregory

Karen Gregory is the author of Skylarks and Countless. Here she talks about her new tense, moving thriller for teens called I Hold Your Heart… Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about your new book I Hold Your Heart? Sure! I Hold Your Heart follows Gemma, a confident, happy 16-year-old…

Pog: An interview with Pádraig Kenny

Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer. His debut novel Tin was a science-fiction thriller about robots. His latest novel, Pog, is about grief, monsters and a furry little creature you’ll love! Here Pádraig talks to Sarah Farrell about his new atmospheric, moving and exciting new story… Cover illustration by Jane Newland and  Helen Crawford-White. Find…