Tell me what inspired you to write for children? I wasn’t really “inspired to write for children”. What happened was that I had an idea for a story (Time Travelling With A Hamster) that was suitable for children, and I wrote it thereby becoming a “children’s author”. How hard was it to get your first […]

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Which came first, adult or children’s books for you as a writer? The first novel I ever finished was a story for younger readers. It was terrible, and I shoved it in a bottom drawer hoping it would mature, but I take it out from time to time, and it’s still terrible. Writing takes a […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write The Boy Made of Snow? I was always going to write a novel because that had been my dream since I was a little girl. And when I was an adult I kept telling myself, “One day, when I have time…” Then I realised: No one ever has […]

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Killing State. Click HERE for info sheet. JUDITH O’REILLY Epub: November 6th 2017 Paperback pub: March 15th 2018 www.judithoreilly.com @judithoreilly Where do you find inspiration for your books? People around me. Life. News. I absolutely love that moment when you think “Ah, Yes I could write about that.” Do you try and read the online reviews […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write about chocolate running out? The word ‘chocopocalypse’ popped into my head – I first wrote it as a hashtag on twitter at the end of one of my usual silly tweets. But I couldn’t get it out of my head and the story grew and grew. How hard […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write perfect remains and perfect prey? I’ve always loved reading crime and thrillers, and given my career as a barrister it was natural ground for me. What I wanted to avoid was rewriting other detectives currently at the top of the genre, and it seemed to me that there […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write your first book? I was working in Westminster. It is an incredible environment with thousands of people all operating in close quarters. I saw first-hand all the stories and characters that existed in that world. I knew some of those stories deserved to be told. No one else […]

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Tell me, what inspired you to write about your latest book? I originally wrote these stories over 20 years ago to entertain my children on wet holiday afternoons in our caravan. Over the years I occasionally wondered if they might be publishable, and as it turned out they are. Do you try and read the […]

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