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Diana Kimpton for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children's books? Did you choose this genre or were you 'chosen' by it? My very first book was non-fiction for adults, but I rapidly moved into writing children's books. It's a genre I love - I read lots of children's books myself. It also suits my style as I naturally write short, fast moving stories. Non-fiction for children is fun too - I enjoy the research and the challenge of explaining... read more

Anne Digby for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children's books? Did you choose this genre or were  you ‘chosen’ by it?  the latter. Like many children's authors part of me has never  really grown up, even though I'm a great age now and have eleven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. 2) Is there a children's author, living or dead, who inspired  you particularly?  Jean de Brunhoff [Enid Blyton's translations of his Babar books],  Kenneth... read more

Jane Clarke a guest post

Lost in Childhood continues with a moving post by Jane Clarke. Get the tissues ready boys and girls, you will need them!   My Dog brother I was an only child, but I wasn’t a lonely only child, because I had a dog. Tinker wasn’t much to look at – a mid sized mongrel with pointy ears, a teapot tail and a high pitched yap – but that didn’t matter. To me, he was my brother and we loved each other... read more

Penny Harper for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I suppose this genre really chose me. I always wanted to write but I went into broadcast journalism instead of print and sort of got side-tracked. After ten years of getting up at 4.30 to work on breakfast radio I decided it was now or never. But where to start? I knew that I wanted to write about my relationship with my... read more

Linda Flynn for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I still love reading children’s and young adult’s fiction. I remember being totally absorbed in books as a child and so the world of children’s literature is a wonderful one to enter.   2) Is there a children’s author, living or dead, who inspired you particularly? I loved a range of books from Heidi by Johanna... read more

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