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Elizabeth Wein: Ethiopia, Flying and “Foreignness”!
It is a pleasure today to welcome Elizabeth Wein, author of the brilliant Young Pilots series that includes Printz-honoured book Code Name Verity review, Rose Under Fire review and now, Black Dove, White Raven review. I’d like to start by asking what your inspiration for Black Dove, White Raven is. I know that’s such a … Continue reading
Curtis Jobling on Haunt: Countdown to 5th June
Today we’ve got Curtis Jobling, author of the Wereworld series, with us to chat as part of the Countdown to the 5th June! 1. What is the scariest thing that ever happened to you as a teenager? I was prone to all manner of stupid acts as a teenager, many of which probably aren’t safe … Continue reading
Moira Young talks Raging Star & the Dustlands Trilogy
INCLUDES GIVEAWAY! Go to the review of RAGING STAR ThirstForFiction talks with Moira Young, author of the Costa award winning DUSTLANDS TRILOGY, the final book of which, RAGING STAR, comes out on 1st May in the UK. Buy Raging Star: Transcript Rhys: I’m here with Moira Young author of the Dustlands Trilogy the final book … Continue reading
An Interview with Ruta Sepetys – transcript
Don’t forget to read our review of Out of the Easy! The following is a transcript of the interview with Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy author Ruta Sepetys. You can watch a cut version of the interview below or the full, half-hour length interview here. If you quote any of the … Continue reading
In Conversation with Caroline Lawrence: Westerns and Mark Twain!
This is the second part of my interview with Caroline Lawrence, the fabulous author of The Romany Mysteries and her latest series, The P.K. Pinkerton Mysteries. You can check out the first part of the interview, where we discuss the religiosity in her books as well as general Roman Life. Don’t forget to enter the … Continue reading
In Conversation with Caroline Lawrence – Part I
Back last summer I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries, in person. Not only that; I was also given a tour of some of Caroline’s favourite Roman artefacts in the British Museum, some of which influenced her writing. Read part 2 here – you could win copies of … Continue reading
Interviewing Catherine Bruton
Today I have the utmost pleasure of welcoming Catherine Bruton, author of We Can Be Heroes and Pop!, to ThirstforFiction to answer some of the questions we had for her after reading her two (fantastic) novels. ThirstforFiction: What is Pop! about? Catherine Bruton: ‘Pop!’ is about three kids pursuing the talent show dream in the … Continue reading
An Interview with Ruta Sepetys
To coincide with Ruta Sepety’s quick stop in the UK for the publication of the paperback version of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta kindly dropped by for an interview and giveaway of some tasy prizes (see below)! I absolutely loved Between Shades of Gray (though I’m not sure “loved” is quite the correct term; it’s … Continue reading
An Interview with Kevin Brooks!
Today we’ve got the pleasure of welcoming author Kevin Brooks to ThirstforFiction! Kevin has written quite a few YA novels including iBoy , ranging in tones and styles and stories. Read our review of his latest novel, Naked. ThirstforFiction: First off, if you’d like to tell our readers a little about Naked and some of … Continue reading
An Interview with Sean Olin…
I had the pleasure of reading Sean Olin’s latest novel, Brother/Sister, a couple of months ago, and loved it. When I asked whether Sean would be interested in being interviewed, he was! The following is the result. I hope you find it interesting! ThirstforFiction: What motivates you to write these frankly dark and disturbing novels? … Continue reading
An Interview With Jack Heath…
Jack Heath is the author of the middle-grade novel Money Run, which is just being published here in the UK by Usborne, and as part of his Blog Tour he’s here to answer some questions I had for him which will hopefully be of interest to you too! I didn’t expect too much from Jack- … Continue reading
An Interview with Tom Clempson!
I managed to nab Tom Clempson, author of the hilarous One Seriously Messed Up Week in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite (what a title! Link goes to the review!) for an interview. One Seriously Messed Up Week is publishing on the 2nd May, so look out for it! I’d like to … Continue reading
An Interview With Chris d’Lacey!
To celebrate Chris d’Lacey’s newest novel, Fireworld, being released today (6th January 2011), we are holding an interview with him! If you’re a fan of his Last Dragon Chronicles, this shall give lots of insights into the whys, hows and whens! The Last Dragon Chronicles are widely sucessful, and Fire World is the penultimate novel … Continue reading
An Interview with David Whitley
When Puffin sent me copies of The Midnight Charter and The Children of the Lost, the first two novels in a YA fantasy trilogy by David Whitley, I didn’t know what to expect. They sounded interesting- but they turned out to be fantastic. And ever since, I’ve been a huge fan of David Whitley. It’s … Continue reading
An Interview with Philip Reeve
I am quite a fan of Philip Reeve’s works, so when he agreed to do an email interview with me, I was quite excited! Philip Reeve is the author of the Mortal Engines Quartet, as well as the prequel series Fever Crumb. He has also written a Here Lies Arthur, a rendition of the Arthurian … Continue reading
An Interview with Stuart Hill
I was lucky enough to interview Stuart Hill just under a month ago. The interview has been lurking in my inbox, and I thought I’d post it now. Stuart Hill is the author of the popular Chronicles of the Icemark series. Thanks to Stuart Hill for kindly agreeing to this interview. ThirstforFiction: What made you … Continue reading