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    UKYA Award WINNERS!!!!

    Hello!Today I am here to announce the winners of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards!Before I do so, however, I just want to send out a quick thank you to every single person who nominated and voted. I also want to take another minute to thank all of the wonderful bloggers who helped out.Faye @ A Daydreamer’s ThoughtsJim @ Ya Yeah YeahCaroline @ Big Book Little BookDaphne @ Winged ReviewsLucy @ Queen of ContemporaryDebbie @ Snuggling on the SofaLuna @ Luna’s Little LibrarySarah @ Feeling FictionalCicely @ Cicely Loves BooksCharli @ To Another WorldFi @ Bookish OutsiderRaimy @ ReadaraptorMichelle @ Much Loved BooksShaila @ Hush Hush RevealingsAndrew @ The Pewter WolfSam…

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    Guest post: My Epic Train Journey by Kenneth Oppel author of The Boundless

    I love trains, and am always up for an epic journey, so here are five people that I would definitely want with me on the voyage. William Cornelius Van Horne The General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Van Horne’s job was to make sure the railway got built, pushing it west to meet up with the tracks being built into the mountains from Vancouver. Van Horne’s energy and drive were legendary. He joined survey teams and hefted a sixty pound pack through the wilds of the Rockies. No detail of the railway was too small for him to overlook. He had many and varied interests and hobbies, a restlessly…

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    Harry Potter new cover editions blog tour: Goblet of Fire

            The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, Dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – ALIVE! Jonny Duddle’s facts about the cover design Jonny Duddle, jacket illustrator for the new Harry Potter children’s editions…

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    Book Blogger UKYA Awards – Best Horror, Best Paranormal, Best Adventure

    Hey Guys! Today I am here with VERY exciting news! It is the shortlist of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards! This is the time for YOU to vote for your favourite from the list! Voting is open until September 21st Voting will also be happening a little differently than the nominations. On this blog you will be voting for:  Best Horror, Best Sci-fi/Fantasy, Best Paranormal, Best Adventure And then you will hop along to the next blog to vote for more awards! There are five different awards to jump to (and five/six bloggers hosting each group, but you only need to visit five blogs!). This doesn’t have to happen all at…

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    Book Blogger UKYA Award Nominations – Open now!!

    Hello!Today I am proud to help with the launch of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards!  These awards will be pretty darn awesome and we want you to vote. The Book Blogger UKYA Award Nominations are now open, so get voting! Use the form below to nominate the books and authors that you love!You can nominate up to three books and authors per category – choose wisely! Nominations will stay open until 24th August. (That’s two weeks!)Then the shortlist will be sorted and voting will begin on the 1st September. Good luck to all the lovely books and authors! Loading…

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    #WeNeedDiverseMonsters by Jeff Norton

    It was 2002, and I landed an unpaid internship at a small, but prolific, production company in Hollywood. It was part of my transition from corporate America to the entertainment industry and I was paying my dues. The best part of the job was reading scripts; indulging in a writer’s visual imagination. I’d take ten scripts home over a weekend (called ‘the weekend read’) and return for Monday development meetings to render my opinion. I may not have been being paid, but they listened to my creative opinion, which was pretty cool.   One script in development was a new twist on the “creature feature” – a low budget monster movie – showcasing a monster I’d never heard of before: El Chupacabra. I was,…

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    Head Over Heart Blog Tour: The Great Equaliser by Colette Victor

    Today on the blog I have Colette Victor, As part of the blog tour or her new novel Head Over Heart she is writing about her experiences and how they shaped her and her novel.  Working in a poor community I’ve been working as a community worker in an underprivileged ex-mining community in Belgium for ten years. We have a lot of migrants living here (I’m a migrant myself, I come from South Africa.) First, second, third, even fourth generation migrants who came here well over fifty years ago to work in the coal mines. Polish people, Greeks, Italians, Turkish people and Moroccans. At the same time, there are also…

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    I Predict a Riot Blog Tour: Movies and Mayhem by Catherine Bruton

    Today I have the amazingly awesome Catherine Bruton, author of We Can Be Heroes, POP! and I Predict a Riot, talking about movies and their influence on her books, including I Predict a Riot which came out earlier this month, published by Electric Monkey! I will hand over to Catherine now and maybe you will find something you want to give a watch, or will want to read the book even more  *** When I was a kid, we weren’t allowed to watch much TV. In fact, only Blue Peter, Newsround and Playschool were allowed in our house. No Dr Who, no Grange Hill, no Charlie’s Angels, no Cagney and Lacey (…

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    Smart blog tour: Kim Slater’s Writing Tips

    Today I am kicking off Kim Slater’s Blog tour for her new book Smart! Kim is sharing her writing tips for aspiring authors out there. Kim’s book Smart is a fantastic story following Kieran on his mission to find out what happened the the homeless guy he finds dead in the river. To read my review of Smart please click here. Smart publishes on Thursday from Mcmillan Children’s Books.  *** After three years of a full-time English & Creative Writing degree and two years studying on an MA in Creative Writing, I felt well-equipped to embark on my quest to become a published writer. My degrees gave me a solid…

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    Weirdos vs Bumskulls guest post: Character Playlists by Author Natasha Desborough

    Today I have author Natasha Desborough on the blog talking about the playlists she has created for her characters, in preparation for us to read new book, and second in the Weidos series, Weirdos Vs Bumskulls! Be sure to click on the headings of each playlist to go over to Spotify and check them out for yourself!  The book itself came out on May 8th, published by Catnip Publishing, and follows on from Weirdos Vs Quimboids.  *** When I was teenager, I’d make playlists (or compilation tapes as we called them back then) for just about everything: for car journeys, getting ready to go out with friends, shopping trips, TV programmes and to…