Archive for September, 2011

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The Most Important Bit

Where do you get your ideas from? It’s the question authors are asked most. Whenever I’m asked I do my best to answer, but while I do I’m often tempted to point out that getting ideas isn’t really the most important bit. I’m currently writing a new short story, and passing (I hope) a particular [...]

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Friday, September 16th, 2011

The Scorpion Mirror

OK, I can’t wait any longer, I’ve just got to show you the cover art of my forthcoming Barrington Stoke book, My Name is O. Here’s O’s own description of the mirror, from the book: The frame is made of black wood, carved into the shape of four giant scorpions. The scorpions face each other [...]

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Space To Dream

Some wonderfully penetrating questions about The Black Tattoo in the Black Tat Guestbook this week, from Angela, 12, in Korea. ***SPOILER WARNING!*** If you haven’t read the book, you might want to look away now. If you have, here’s what she asked and how I answered… Angela wrote: The Black Tattoo was so… GOOD! Half [...]

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