BOOK REVIEWS FOR GROWN-UPS
BOOK REVIEWS FOR KIDS
Without the natural world thriving around us, there is no chance at health and happiness.
It came from a prompt in a City Lit writing class to create a scene set in an unusual school.
Seeing the beauty and grandeur of nature is the first step to wanting to preserve it forever.
I always feel like there are stories living here in the very earth.
Landscapes define us, and we too have defined landscapes though man’s actions.
I realise now how important it was to have female sporting icons.
The story had been with me for so long, I knew where I wanted to go.
I love magic as a way to make sense of/navigate our own brains.
I don’t think of dyslexia as a disability. It’s a gift.
ming & wah chen
Every story has the potential to shift a reader’s perspective and broaden someone’s mind.
It’s always a learning curve working on something new, whoever it is for.
There is room in this world for your voice, you are allowed to take up space.
I’d love it if readers gained a greater sense of the many mysteries of the world.
Young minds are curious so I think all kids are natural adventurers.
Keep writing, keep querying, keep trying.
Stories are my way of looking at the world and trying to make sense of it.
It’s kind of surreal that I’ve now written my own book on a similar subject twenty years on.
As a child I was always interested in what survival looks like if something goes wrong.
Writing for me is like making a sandwich. I love the two bits of bread and hate the filling!
I vividly remember the sheer joy and thrill of reading scary books as a kid.
It takes a lot of commitment to write a whole book. I wanted my writing to be an escape in itself.
I grew up [in Holland] surrounded by polders and windmills and canals.
I was always interested in ghosts and the people who want to see them ever since I was a child.
I’m writing the books I wanted as a child .
I would love to have a miniature dinner party with lots of tiny or little characters!
I write stories that demand to be told, and into them I pour things that are important to me.
I think it’s important to just immerse yourself in [writing], until it feels like a part of you.
I’d love readers to ponder a while on how wonderful it is to be alive and how much there is to know.
I am a lover of just about any kind of legend.
Faith is like that - a body of experience and wisdom that has its own place in our world.