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The winner of the Design a Book Cover competition is...

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Tips for writing graphic novels from Boffin Boy author David Orme

Writing a graphic novel is a team effort - author and illustrator. I'm really lucky to work with Peter Richardson on the Boffin Boy books.

Geek Girl author, Holly Smale, never intended to write about models.

Why would I? I'm geeky and terrible at fashion. Clothes shops terrify me...

The tougher the better!

The moment I fell in love with Wild Boy, I began to make his life as hard as possible. I wanted readers to like him as much as I did, this hairy, sweary rough tough freak show performer.

Lara Williamson blogs about how a little bit of HOPE can go a long way

Ask yourself what it would be like to live in a world without hope...

The idea for The Great Ice Cream Heist literally fell out of the sky and landed at my feet.

When I'm having problems with a book, I like to try not to think too hard about it...

The real ghost stadiums

Tom Palmer talks about how he got the idea for his book Ghost Stadium.


I got the idea for Ghost Stadium when I walked past Swansea City’s old ground. Just before it was smashed to pieces...