Anthea Simmons talks about YA novel BURNING SUNLIGHT

Anthea Simmons talks about her new release Burning Sunlight, a climate change YA novel out this month with Anderson Press about teenage activists. How do themes of the environment play into your plot and the lives of your protagonists? The environment is absolutely front and centre in Burning Sunlight. It is the issue which bringsContinue reading “Anthea Simmons talks about YA novel BURNING SUNLIGHT”

Teaching Resource: Worksheet for The Stone Weta

The Stone Wētā by Octavia Wade is a dark, near future thriller that follows a group of female scientists. These scientists are part of a secret network which aims to gather and share scientific information regarding climate change. The scientists must avoid detection by their respective governments or face dire consequences. The members of theContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Worksheet for The Stone Weta”

Rewilding and our connections with the natural world by Nicola Penfold

My first book Where The World Turns Wild came out in February last year, just as the COVID-19 crisis was building. Readers contacted me to say how struck they were by eerie parallels with the dystopian nightmare we were all living through: the virus there wasn’t (then) a vaccine for; the locked down cities; theContinue reading “Rewilding and our connections with the natural world by Nicola Penfold”

Emma Shevah talks about her new Middle Grade eco-adventure

Tell us about your new book. How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg is narrated by Ivy Pink Floyd, animal communicator, and Nathaniel Breakwell, an animal- and routine-loving boy with Asperger’s who has been brought up by his grandmother. After his grandmother’s death, Nathaniel goes to stay in Southwold, Suffolk, withContinue reading “Emma Shevah talks about her new Middle Grade eco-adventure”

A Letter to my Children by Cara Hoffman

Author Cara Hoffman shares a letter for her climate-anxious children. Dear Creatures, Yesterday I put on my mask and met a friend and we walked together in the National Forest. The leaves had begun to turn yellow and orange and red. The sun was shining through the branches We saw TOADS and chipmunks and blueContinue reading “A Letter to my Children by Cara Hoffman”

Lauren St John talks about KAT WOLFE

Science writer Isabel Thomas talks to the acclaimed Middle Grade author and founder of Authors4Oceans, Lauren St John, about her books. Isabel: Congratulations on the publication of Kat Wolfe on Thin Ice, the third adventure in the Wolfe and Lamb mysteries series! What can readers expect if they are discovering the series for the first time?  Lauren:Continue reading “Lauren St John talks about KAT WOLFE”

Putting a Narrative Loop around the Future by Nicky Singer

Many moons ago, I asked my friend Tom Burke, then Director of Friends of the Earth, what he really thought would happen if we failed to get to grips with increasing global temperatures. ‘Well,’ he replied, ‘you’d better be prepared to go to Scotland and take a gun’. The image stayed with me – butContinue reading “Putting a Narrative Loop around the Future by Nicky Singer”

Angie Hockman discusses the Galápagos in her new Romance

Two authors inspired by travel in their work, YA author Angela Kecojevic and romance author Angie Hockman, talk about Shipped, a delightful romance novel with a heart-warming climate twist which is out now with Gallery Books. Kecojevic also talks about her forthcoming novel Train, published later this year. OK, so let’s talk about Shipped. ThisContinue reading “Angie Hockman discusses the Galápagos in her new Romance”

Journalism inspiring Fiction

by Joanne O’Connell My debut novel, Beauty and the Bin was partly inspired by my food journalism, particularly by a column I wrote for the Guardian, about giving up supermarkets.    For twelve months, I whizzed nettles into pesto, baked my own bread, grew vegetables, and stocked up on everything from chilli flakes to tomato ketchup at my localContinue reading “Journalism inspiring Fiction”

James Bradley talks about Ghost Species

James Bradley, author of the critically acclaimed climate fiction novel Clade, is publishing a new adult science fiction novel this week in the UK, Ghost Species. Lauren James talks to him about his career in climate fiction. Tell us about Ghost Species. Ghost Species begins with the creation of a Neanderthal child as part ofContinue reading “James Bradley talks about Ghost Species”