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Author Spotlight

Authors this Autumn: Part 1

This autumn, we wanted to give you guys an insight into the minds of the authors we publish and how they were inspired by the books around them. So, in true BKMRK style, we asked them […]

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Kody Keplinger: The Plot and Structure of That’s Not What Happened

Kody Keplinger, author of The Duff and That’s Not What Happened tells us why she chose to write her latest book in the way she did!   “I’m not doing this again,” I told myself […]

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Alex Bracken’s Recommended Reading List for Surviving an Apocalypse

Alexandra Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds, shares her recommended reading list for surviving the apocalypse.   (OK, so the title of this post is a joke, but if you are feeling some anxiety about […]

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Lydia Ruffles: 10 Things You Need to Know About Colour Me In

Author Lydia Ruffles spills the tea on her new book, Colour Me In.   10 Things You Need to Know About Colour Me In Colour Me In is about a 19-year-old actor called Arlo Thomas […]

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Teri Terry: On Dandelions, Evolution and … Love

Teri Terry, author of the bestselling Slated and the Dark Matter trilogy, tells us about her inspiration behind her Dark Matter trilogy and the final instalment, Evolution.   I’m so excited that the third book […]

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Chris Higgins: Inspiration for A Boy Called Ocean

The inspiration for “A Boy Called Ocean” came from a summer garden party we held. A band came to play called the Sea Kings and they were brilliant. I’d taught two of them and recognized […]

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Cecilia Vinesse: Writing A Second Novel

Cecilia Vinesse, author of Seven Days of You and The Summer of Us tells us about writing her second novel.   It’s a cliché for a reason: writing a second novel is not easy. I’d […]

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Nicky Singer: The Girl with the Gun

Nicky Singer, author of The Survival Game tells us about why she decided to write the book and why it’s more important now than ever before…   Many moons ago, I asked my friend Tom […]

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Dashka Slater: The Problem with Simple Messages

Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus, tells us about her inspiration for the book and the difficulty of simplifying complex and life-changing decisions.   The day before I was to turn in the final […]

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Kate Ling: Where I Write

We asked Kate Ling, author of The Truth of Different Skies, to tell us about where she writes her books…   I write everywhere and anywhere (doctors’ waiting rooms, beaches, in the bleachers at gymnastics […]

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Quickfire Q&A… with Taran Matharu

Summoner author Taran Matharu answers all 22 of our quickfire Q&A questions! 1) When I was 5 years old I wanted to be… A Palaeontologist – which would mean studying dinosaurs and their fossils! Of […]

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Kate Ling: Why a prequel

Kate Ling, author of The Glow of Fallen Stars and The Loneliness of Distant Beings tells us about her new book coming May 2018, The Truth of Different Skies, and why she decided to write this […]

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