Author & Illustrator Interviews
We speak to the talented author of the enchanting Hedgewitch
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...
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! Learn about Nicola's interesting career path, her creative process and how her mam made a surprising cameo in A Dublin Christmas.
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
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 South for Winter
Irish author and illustrator Úna Woods tells us all about her spooktacular books and her favourite eerie places and creepy stories
David Crosby reveals his tips for writing in rhyme and which nose he would choose
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 stories for children
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 Happy Hedgerow
Author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin chats to us about her latest book, Three Little Vikings, and her subervise fairy tales
Ged Adamson speaks about his 'Scribbnificent' new story & his earlier books too
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!
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
Author Peter Bently and illustrator Claire Powell takes us behind the scenes of The King's Birthday Suit
Illustrator Hoda Hadadi speaks to us about her collage technique and her latest book with Pikku Publishing, A Smile by Raoul Follereau
Author Lucy Rowland speaks to us about her latest fairy tale retelling, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book
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
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
Author Catherine Emmett speaks to us about her writing journey and the inspiration behind her work
Author-Illustrator Bethan Woollvin chats about Meet the Oceans, her new book with Caryl Hart
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?
Author Lu Fraser talks to us about The Littlest Yak which is illustrated by Kate Hindley
Author and illustrator Victoria Byron speaks about her latest book, Tamlin's Great Adventure
Irish artist and author Dolores Keaveney speaks to us about her work