The following article appeared in the online magazine for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in September 2019. It's aimed at fellow / aspiring authors and illustrators. And thanks to their Afternoon Tea theme, it features rather a lot of cake...
My guest blog post for academic / illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba reveals some of the historical sources I used to write BLACK SNOW FALLING, and why, in rewriting this cultural narrative about women, I chose not to give my protagonist, Ruth, any super-powers, despite the fantasy element of the story.
Ann Giles, The Bookwitch, interviews L.J. MacWhirter about Bramhall High; early modernism and the Tudors; and daydreaming in History lessons.
"Author L.J. MacWhirter reveals all about the 16 year writing journey that resulted in the publication of her brilliant debut novel Black Snow Falling with Scotland Street Press."
3 Reasons Why. YA author L.J. MacWhirter explains why she set Black Snow Falling in the 16th century.
YA author L.J. MacWhirter discusses the writing process, inspiration and music in this Debut Dance Interview by Justin Davies.
Author L.J. MacWhirter is the guest blogger for The History Girls, introducing her debut YA novel, Black Snow Falling.