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Penny Ives for Lost in Childhood: a guestblog

Lost in Childhood continues with a nostalgic and poetic, yet very lucid guest-blog by  the very gifted and talented children author and illustrator Penny Ives. I do hope you’ll enjoy reading this as much as I did, publishing pieces like these one make us proud to run this website. Have a good reading!   When I was nine or maybe ten, I spent hours in the wood shed at home, writing dismal songs and... read more

Suzy-Jane Tanner for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I have always loved books and illustrated children’s books in particular. It was my ambition at art college to be a children’s illustrator, so I have been fortunate to make my living in the field. Since 1980, I have concentrated on picture books and In 1984 ‘Grow Up Mum!’, the first book that I wrote as well as... read more

Simon Cheshire for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? For years, I wrote stuff for grown-ups. And it was all garbage. All that time, people were saying to me “write for children, you have the mind of a ten-year-old, you’d be good at it.” In the mid ’90s, I finally took notice of them and – zap! kapow! – I found my natural habitat. I write... read more

Lynne Garner for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I think it was a mixture of the two. As a child I would create short stories so writing fiction has always been a part of my life. However I started writing non-fiction in the form of how-to craft books, as my background is an art/craft teacher. My first published picture book just sort of happened. I had an idea, I wrote... read more

The Kidwell-e Festival celebrates indie authors!

Tickets now on sale for the UK's first literary festival to unashamedly celebrate the ebook, new writing talent and popular fiction, with confirmed guest at the two-day event (July 28/9) in Wales including authors Polly Courtney, Martin Edwards, Tim Heald, Nicholas Allan and Mary Hooper, as well as Welsh broadcasting legend Roy Noble. Kidwelly, Wales, June 14, 2012: The UK's first literary event... read more

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