Author & Illustrator Interviews

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Author Skye McKenna tells us about her magical debut

We speak to the talented author of the enchanting Hedgewitch

A wee chat with the Little Album team

The talented team behind the Little Album series, Juliette Saumande and Tarsila Krüse, stopped by the blog recently. It was fascinating to learn more about their award-winning books, their creative process, their favourite stories, what they love most about this country and their amazing work with Children's Books Ireland...

Helen Baugh speaks to Picture Book Snob

Author Helen Baugh tells us all about the inspiration behind one of our favourite books, The Spots and the Dots.

We meet Irish author-illustrator Nicola Colton!

We meet Irish author-illustrator Nicola Colton! Learn about Nicola's interesting career path, her creative process and how her mam made a surprising cameo in A Dublin Christmas.

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It was so exciting to chat with two of the biggest talents in children's literature, Lu Fraser and Sarah Massini, about their gorgeous new book

We meet Irish author-illustrator Katie O'Donogue

Are you ready for one of the most amazing publication stories ever told? Then find out how an email error led to a bestselling book as we chat to Irish author-illustrator Katie O'Donoghue.

Clare Helen Welsh and Jenny Løvlie tell us all about their stunning collaboration, Time to Move Sout

Clare Helen Welsh and Jenny Løvlie tell us all about their stunning collaboration, Time to Move South for Winter

Irish author and illustrator Úna Woods tells us all about her spooktacular books

Irish author and illustrator Úna Woods tells us all about her spooktacular books and her favourite eerie places and creepy stories

David Crosby

David Crosby reveals his tips for writing in rhyme and which nose he would choose

We learn all about Wonderfest from one of its founders, Sarah Webb.

Author Sarah Webb swings by the blog to tell us all about the new Irish children's book festival she co-founded.

Ian Eagleton shares the inspiration behind Violet's Tempest and his favourite Shakespeare-themed sto

Ian Eagleton shares the inspiration behind Violet's Tempest and his favourite Shakespeare-themed stories for children

Author Lauren Ace shares her top tips for aspiring writers as part of the Q&A tour for The Boys and

Author Lauren Ace shares her top tips for aspiring writers as part of the Q&A tour for The Boys and The Girls, illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

Elena Mannion and Erin Brown talk to us about their beautiful celebration of the natural world, The

Elena Mannion and Erin Brown talk to us about their beautiful celebration of the natural world, The Happy Hedgerow

Bethan Woollvin chats to Picture Book Snob (again!)

Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin chats to us about her latest book, Three Little Vikings, and her subervise fairy tales

Ged Adamson speaks to Picture Book Snob (again!)

Ged Adamson speaks about his 'Scribbnificent' new story & his earlier books too

Leigh Hodgkinson speaks to Picture Book Snob

Award-winning author, illustrator and animator Leigh Hogkinson chats to us about the fabulous Book Hospital. Find out why Leigh hugs books and keeps an old pencil in a matchbox, and read her prescription for making the world a happier place!

Linzie Hunter speaks to Picture Book Snob

We chat to queen of cute, Linzie Hunter about her amazing debut as author-illustrator, What if, Pig?, and why it was important to her to write a book that addresses anxiety

We chat to Peter Bently and Claire Powell

Author Peter Bently and illustrator Claire Powell takes us behind the scenes of The King's Birthday Suit

Hoda Hadadi speaks to Picturebook Snob

Illustrator Hoda Hadadi speaks to us about her collage technique and her latest book with Pikku Publishing, A Smile by Raoul Follereau

Lucy Rowland speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author Lucy Rowland speaks to us about her latest fairy tale retelling, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book

Ged Adamson speaks to Picture Book Snob

Ged Adamson tells us why he loved illustrating This is NOT a Unicorn! by Barry Timms, and how the books he loved as a child and his experience as a composer have influenced his work

Rachel Lawston speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author Rachel Lawston chats to us about her debut, Finn's Garden Friends, and how her work with a literacy charity has shaped the way she writes and designs children's books

Catherine Emmett speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author Catherine Emmett speaks to us about her writing journey and the inspiration behind her work

Bethan Woollvin speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author-Illustrator Bethan Woollvin chats about Meet the Oceans, her new book with Caryl Hart

Caryl Hart speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author Caryl Hart chats to us as we kick off the blog tour for her latest book with Tony Neal, Mini Monsters: Can I Be The Best?

Lu Fraser speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author Lu Fraser talks to us about The Littlest Yak which is illustrated by Kate Hindley

Victoria Byron speaks to Picturebook Snob

Author and illustrator Victoria Byron speaks about her latest book, Tamlin's Great Adventure

Dolores Keaveney

Irish artist and author Dolores Keaveney speaks to us about her work