Mid-Week Review: The Landfill Mountains

This week’s episode features: —————————————– Landfill Mountains by Rab Ferguson Publisher: Onwe Press Age Range: 12+ Genre(s): Young Adult, Post-Apocalypse Page Count: 384 Star Rating:  5⭐ (out of 5) A beautiful book written with care and passion for the underlying subject. At the surface what you think you have is a simple Post-Apocalyptic YA, but hiddenContinue reading “Mid-Week Review: The Landfill Mountains”

Episode 89: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Ruth Estevez

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Ruth Estevez, debut author of The Monster Belt joins us on the show! Ruth and I chatted about how growing up in Yorkshire shaped her, working on tv script to writing full length novels Ruth was a great guest to have onContinue reading “Episode 89: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Ruth Estevez”

Episode 87: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Martin Brown

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Martin Brown, illustrator of Horrible histories and author of Nell and the Cave Bear, joins us on the show! Martin and I chatted about switching from teaching to illustration, giving forgotten animals the limelight, and turning geography into narrative. Martin was aContinue reading “Episode 87: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Martin Brown”

Episode 86: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Alex Cotter

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Alex Cotter, debut author of The House on the Edge joins us on the show! Alex and I chatted about the changing from YA to middle grade, finding the balance of emotions in her writing, and the excitement of writing. Alex wasContinue reading “Episode 86: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Alex Cotter”

Episode 84: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Clare Weze

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Clare Weze, debut author of The Lightning Catcher joins us on the show! Clare and I chatted about the scientific process of writing, the highs and lows of debut, and what’s coming next? Clare was a great guest to have on theContinue reading “Episode 84: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Clare Weze”

Episode 83: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Sophie Kirtley

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Sophie Kirtley, author of Wild Way Home and Way to Impossible Island joins us on the show! Sophie and I chatted about the psychology of kids emotions, finding the right POV for the novel, and coming up with Stone Age Names. SophieContinue reading “Episode 83: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Sophie Kirtley”

Episode 82: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Darren Simpson

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Darren Simpson, author of Scavengers and the Memory Thieves, joins us on the show! Darren and I chatted about switching from adult to children’s fiction, how memories and honest come through, and growing in writing. Darren was a great guest to haveContinue reading “Episode 82: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Darren Simpson”

Episode 81: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Kimberlie Hamilton

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Kimberlie Hamilton, author of Rebel Animals series joins us on the show! Kimberlie and I chatted about animal stories, writing under extreme deadlines, and story inspirations. Kimberlie was a great guest to have on the show and we are very grateful sheContinue reading “Episode 81: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Kimberlie Hamilton”

Episode 80: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Hannah Peck

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Hannah Peck, illustrator and now author of Kate on the Case, joins us on the show! Hannah and I chatted about pitching books, the transition from picture books to middle grade, and the fun in ryhmes. Hannah was a great guest toContinue reading “Episode 80: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Hannah Peck”

Episode 79: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Bali Rai

Hey hey hey! Welcome back to this week’s Author Interview. In this episode, Bali Rai, author of the Now or Never and Mohinder’s War, joins us on the show! Bali and I chatted about finding diversity in history, writing multiple projects at once, and what makes us think of family. Bali was a great guestContinue reading “Episode 79: Big Kids Book Club Author Interview: Bali Rai”