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Here’s where you hear from us, the authors and illustrators behind ShoutAbout magazine. We’ll bring you thoughts about writing and illustrating, interviews, things to do, new books from us, along with reading choices and reviews from readers.

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Make Your Own Pop-Up Monster by Loretta Schauer

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CWISL author-illustrator Loretta Schauer had great fun drawing the pictures for A Monster’s Moved In.

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Using Historical Sources for Fiction by Lydia Syson

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Sometimes a story is sparked by a single ‘lightbulb’ moment – like when I discovered that in Kent during World War Two fighter planes literally disappeared into the ground and their pilots vanished.

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The Write Tips: What Works For Us!

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CWISL author Cate Sampson likes mystery in her stories. That was easy when she was writing crime novels – someone was dead and the reader wanted to know who the killer was.

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My Desert Island Books by Lena Ama Simpe-Asante

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ShoutAbout reader Lena Ama Simpe-Asante has chosen her favourite books to take to a desert island.

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Book Exchange Magic in South London!

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From the outside, it looks like an old telephone box. But look inside and you can’t help but be inspired.

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New books jack dash

Everything changes for Jack when he finds a magic feather inside a book.

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New books ship of spectres

Is there a ghostly murderer on board?

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New books frankenstein

Frankenstein dreams of creating something special and wonderful, a new life that will transform the world.

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New books monster moved in

It’s raining and Barnaby is bored. Then he has a brilliant idea: he’s going to make a den. “But a monster might move in!” say Mum and Dad.

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