Author Interviews

An Interview With Judith Eagle

This month we sent our subscribers off to Paris with The Pear Affair, a wonderful adventure story that roams across the French capital, from the deepest, gloomiest underground tunnels to the smartest haute couture boutiques. We were completely gripped by the mystery of Nell’s past and were excited to find out more about what inspired the book from author Judith Eagle.

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2020

Any questions? An interview with Paul Mason, author of The International Yeti Collective

In April we sent our Cockatoo subscribers the brilliant The International Yeti Collective by Paul Mason and we were thrilled when the Books.Ink team chose it as their Book of the Month for June. They asked us to put them in touch with Paul so they could interview him and they’ve kindly allowed us to repost that interview here.

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

An interview with Samantha Baines, author of Harriet Versus the Galaxy

The book we sent our subscribers this month tells the hilarious and heartfelt story of Harriet whose hearing aid helps her understand aliens from across the universe. We were lucky enough to interview author Samantha Baines, who told us how her own experience of hearing loss inspired Harriet and which planet she’d most like to visit.

Posted on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Author interview with Emily Snape, creator of Fergus the Furball

This month we sent our Parakeet subscribers the laugh-out-loud story of Daniel and his brother Fergus – who he accidentally turns into a guinea pig! We were thrilled to hear from author and illustrator Emily Snape about why she loves writing for children and how her own two sons inspired the book.

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020

An interview with Shoo Rayner, author of Walker

When Walker by Shoo Rayner landed on our desks a few months ago, there was no way we couldn’t choose it for our April boxes! This month our Parakeet subscribers have been getting to know the extensive cast of brilliant pooches in Shoo’s book. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us and, even better, recorded his answers in this video.

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020

An interview with Piers Torday

One of the highlights of our lockdown is listening to the wonderful Piers Torday reading The Last Wild on Instagram every afternoon. What a treat! If you haven’t been listening along (and haven’t already read the book), we would highly recommend getting hold of a copy – it’s a Parrot Street favourite! In between readings, Piers kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us.

Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2020

A Books.Ink interview with Remy Lai, author of Pie in the Sky

We were thrilled when the Books.Ink team chose Pie in the Sky as their book of the month for March and asked us to set up an interview with author Remy Lai. They’ve kindly agreed that we can repost that interview here.

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

An Interview With Sharna Jackson, author of High Rise Mystery

This month we sent our Cockatoo subscribers the wonderful High Rise Mystery, about two sisters who are very skilled detectives and get to work on a case when a local resident is murdered. We thought it would be fun to quiz author Sharna Jackson about what inspired the book and her writing routine.

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2019

An Interview With Chloe Daykin

This month we sent our Cockatoo subscribers the wonderful The Boy Who Hit Play, a quirky, touching tale that explores our sense of identity, the power of sound, and the role of social media in the lives of young people. Here we quiz author Chloe Daykin about what inspired the book and her writing routine.

Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019