Make This Your Perfect Summer

Make This Your Perfect Summer

Karen King is the award-winning author of over 120 children’s books – she has also written many chick lit and light-hearted adult novels. This month sees the reprint of Perfect Summer, runner up in the 2011 Red Telephone Books YA novel competition and one...
Why YA is Bigger than Ever

Why YA is Bigger than Ever

I wasn’t aware that I had written a YA novel until my manuscript was snapped up by UK publisher Accent Press for their YA division. ‘Fantastic!’ I thought…then I ran off to look up what YA meant. ‘Young Adult’ literature (or its slightly raunchier big sister...
How to Find Inspiration

How to Find Inspiration

I had a giggle with a fellow author the other day. “I offered to beta read a friend’s first draft,” she told me. “Except she was worried I might steal her idea.” And we laughed and laughed and laughed. Why? Because if you are a writer by trade, be it a fiction author...