Archive for the 'Authors' Category

Meet the Kelpies authors shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards

Friday, October 11th, 2013

We’ve posted before about the wonderful all-Kelpie shortlist for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2013, and now we’re very excited to be able to show you these great videos, made by the guys over at Scottish Book Trust, featuring each of the three shortlisted books! First up is Caroline Clough, who has been shortlisted for […]

Yo ho, yo ho! A Pyrate’s Life for DiscoverKelpies

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Arrrrr, me scurvy Kelpies seadogs! Did ye ken that Thursday 19th September is International Talk Like A Pirate Day? Wha’ d’ye mean ‘NO’? Would ye like t’ try again? Did ye savvy it’s also th’ day Pyrate’s Boy by E.B. Colin, a handsome pirate yarn from the beauties at DiscoverKelpies, can fin’lly be exchanged for […]

Author Interview — Gill Arbuthnott — Dark Spell

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

In case you missed it, here’s the interview with Gill Arbuthnott, author of the engrossing Dark Spell. Q: What inspired you to write Dark Spell? Gill Arbuthnott [GA]: I created the characters of Josh and Callie for an earlier book — Winterbringers — and I wanted to find out what happened to them after that […]

Author Interview — T. Traynor — Nicking Time

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

In case you missed it, here’s the interview with T. Traynor, author of Nicking Time, the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2012. Q: Did you always want to be an author? T. Traynor [TT]: Yes — though there was strong competition from my other ambitions: to own a sweetie shop and win Wimbledon. Q: How […]

Author Interview — Janis Mackay — The Accidental Time Traveller

Monday, April 15th, 2013

In case you missed it, here’s the interview with Janis Mackay, author of The Accidental Time Traveller. Q: Did you always want to be an author? Janis Mackay [JM]: YES! I have always wanted to be an author. Q: How long did this book take to write? JM: Probably a year in all. I finished […]