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Amazing Authors in August!

Summer is finally here! In three words, tell us how are you spending your summer this year?!

Writing, holiday, writing.


Childhood memories - what was summertime in your childhood like?

Brilliant. Born and brought up in Cornwall in a large family, so sunny days on sandy beaches were the norm.


Where would you most like to Get Caught Reading this summer & why?

The John Ryland Library in Manchester. It has that hushed cathedral-like majesty that’s perfect for reading (and people watching)


You create amazing characters in your books! Which one would you choose to spend summer with & why?

I’d spend summer with poor old Griff, from “The Jewelled Jaguar” (published next year). I’d take care of him after his mother’s freak accident.


Reading is the ultimate escape! Which book ‘world’ would you escape to for summer & why?

I’d drive that little car through the Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond. I’d love to meet the crazy word-obsessed characters in Dictionopolis with Milo and Tock.


Summer survival - name the three most essential things you take on holiday?

Book, goggles, mosquito deterrent.


Summertime selfie – who would you have a selfie with this summer & why? (Fictional, historical or alive today)

Leonard Cohen because I love him and his music and you know, well… he’s 81.


Summertime travel – train, plane, automobile or other?

Plane. Always, plane.


Inside or outside - best place to be creative in the summer?

In. Sunshine bounces off my laptop screen and I can’t see a thing.


Stuck on permanent summer vacation? What three books would you choose to have with you?

“Holes”  “Jazz” and The Oxford English Dictionary.



Thank you for participating - have a great summer!

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We wanted to find out what some of our amazing authors get up to in the summer months! Are they furiously writing their next masterpiece, surfing the seven seas, trekking through the Himalayas or curled up in the sun with a good book? Read on to find out more...



Sharon Tregenza

Sharon Tregenza was born in Cornwall. She, her husband and two children have lived in Cyprus, Dubai, Sharjah, Bristol and Pembrokeshire and she now lives near Bath. Her first children’s book Tarantula Tide won the Kelpie Prize and the Heart of Hawick Award and was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. The Shiver Stone, her second novel is, an

action-packed adventure, published by Firefly Press.


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