5-4-3-2-1: Patrice Lawrence

We have heard SO MANY amazing things about Orangeboy by the wonderful Patrice Lawrence that we can’t wait to read it! Ahead of its release next week by Hodder Children’s Books, we got Patrice to tackle our 5-4-3-2-1 feature.   FIVE songs that sum up the last novel you wrote perfectly I’ve just submitted an […]

5-4-3-2-1: Andy Briggs

We’re big fans of Andy Briggs, so were delighted when we got the chance to get him to tackle our 5-4-3-2-1 feature! FIVE Items of swag I’d love to see made  The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – the actual book, but then I realize we have the Internet and tablet computers – so […]

5-4-3-2-1: Caleb Krisp

As a huge fan of the first Ivy Pocket book, Anyone But Ivy Pocket, I am very excited to read Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket!, written by Caleb Krisp and illustrated by John Kelly. It’s out today, published by Bloomsbury, so we celebrated by asking Caleb to take part in our fabulous 5-4-3-2-1 feature! 5 classics […]

5-4-3-2-1: Martin Stewart

Today sees the release of debut author Martin Stewart’s hotly-anticipated fantasy Riverkeep, published by Penguin! We’re thrilled to celebrate by getting him to take part in our regular 5-4-3-2-1 feature. 5 books you’d save from a burning bookcase The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. An absolute classic―does more in 60 pages that […]

5-4-3-2-1: Brian Conaghan

I’ve heard so many great things about Brian Conaghan’s books – both the Carnegie-shortlisted When Mr Dog Bites, and the new release (out TODAY from Bloomsbury!) The Bombs That Brought Us Together! It’s great to have him on the site today taking part in 5-4-3-2-1. 5 songs that sum up the last novel you wrote […]

5-4-3-2-1: Peter Jay Black

We’re huge fans of Peter Jay Black’s Urban Outlaws series! We’re excited to catch up with them and read the latest book, Counterstrike, which is published by Bloomsbury TODAY. To celebrate, we asked him to take part in 5-4-3-2-1. 5 items of swag you’d love to see made (could be for your own book or […]

5-4-3-2-1: Dawn McNiff

We’re really looking forward to reading Dawn McNiff’s How Not To Be Weird – published in just 2 days! – so it was great to get her to take part in 5-4-3-2-1 today. 5 relationships you love reading about 1. Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. (Forever funny.) 2. Ever and Rat in Skinny by Donna […]

5-4-3-2-1: Gwyneth Rees

I’m really looking forward to Gwyneth Rees’s Honeymoon Sisters (Bloomsbury) – one of the books we’ll be discussing for tonight’s #CountdownML at 8pm! – so it was great to get her to take part in our 5-4-3-2-1 feature today!   5 authors I’d want with me if I was stranded on a desert island: Jennifer […]

5-4-3-2-1:Ross Montgomery

Having really enjoyed Perijee & Me by Ross Montgomery, I’m delighted to have him on the site today taking part in our popular 5-4-3-2-1 feature. FIVE pieces of advice you’d give yourself if you could travel back in time to before you became a published author     Here are the key things I’ve learned […]

5-4-3-2-1: Anna McKerrow

Anticipation amongst readers is running REALLY high for the publication next month of Anna McKerrow’s Red Witch, sequel to Crow Moon which was a brilliant debut and won her lots of fans! We celebrated by getting her to take part in 5-4-3-2-1. 5 TV shows you can watch all day long (when not busy writing) […]

5-4-3-2-1: Aimée Carter

Really pleased to have Aimée Carter on the site today to do our regular 5-4-3-2-1 feature – especially as she has our favourite answer so far for ‘authors you’d want on a desert island with you’! We can’t wait to read Simon Thorn and the Wolf’s Den, published by Bloomsbury, which looks brilliant. Books you’d […]

5-4-3-2-1: Wendy Constance

Huge thanks to Brave author Wendy Constance, who’s taking on the 5-4-3-2-1 questions today! Tickets are on sale now for Wendy’s Imagination Tasters workshops at Essex Book Festival on Sunday 20th March, which look really great! (Also I love that she’s running one for adults and another for children – such a fab idea!)   […]

5-4-3-2-1: Rachel Delahaye

We’re loving the look of Rachel Delahaye and Jamie Littler’s Jim Reaper: Son of Grim, just released by Piccadilly Press! It’s brilliant to have Rachel on the blog today to answer some 5-4-3-2-1 questions.   5 pieces of advice you’d give yourself if you could travel back in time to before you became a published […]

5-4-3-2-1: Sara Barnard

As huge fans of Sara Barnard’s stunning debut Beautiful Broken Things, one of our favourite contemporaries so far in 2016, we’re thrilled to host her for 5-4-3-2-1 today! Beautiful Broken Things will be published by Macmillan Children’s Books on February 11th. 5 TV shows you can watch all day long (when not busy writing) Four […]

5-4-3-2-1: Perdita and Honor Cargill

Super-excited to have our first ever JOINT 5-4-3-2-1 as Perdita and Honor Cargill, authors of the brilliantly funny Waiting For Callback (out last week from Simon & Schuster) take on the questions! FIVE relationships we love reading about The sort of romance when you fall a bit in love alongside the characters is just a […]

5-4-3-2-1: Olivia Levez

Having heard lots about Olivia Levez’s upcoming The Island, being published on 3rd March by Oneworld’s YA imprint Rock The Boat. It’s great to have Olivia on today doing 5-4-3-2-1! Books you’d save from a burning bookcase 1. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier. Its dark, twisted plot still has the power to chill, and I […]

5-4-3-2-1: Jon Mayhew

As huge fans of Jon Mayhew’s – we loved the Mortlock trilogy and his current Monster Odyssey series is superb – we’re delighted to have him doing 5-4-3-2-1 today! 5 books you’d save from a burning bookcase: Holes by Louis Sachar A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Rip Van Winkle illustrated by Arthur Rackham Moominland […]

5-4-3-2-1:Tamsin Cooke

As big fans of Cat Burglar, the first in debut author Tamsin Cooke’s Scarlet Files series – a fast-paced read with a great heroine – we’re delighted to have Tamsin taking part in 5-4-3-2-1 today! Five books you’d save from a burning bookcase Harry Potter by JK Rowling – The whole collection. I’m cheating a […]

5-4-3-2-1: Cat Doyle

We love Cat Doyle, whose Blood For Blood books have taken readers by storm! We’re delighted to have Cat taking part in today’s 5-4-3-2-1 to celebrate the January release of book 2 in the series, Inferno. Five relationships you love reading about: 1. Sophie and her guardian, Charles Maxim, in Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell: There’s […]

5-4-3-2-1: Will Hill

Will Hill’s superb debut novel, Department 19, kicked off one of my very favourite YA series. The five novels in this truly epic sequence came to an end with last year’s Darkest Night, a brilliantly satisfying conclusion. To celebrate the recent paperback release of Darkest Night, we got him to take part in our 5-4-3-2-1 […]