Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 08 Nov 2016

An Interview With Catherine MacPhail

The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.

We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with the prolific and award winning Scottish young adult author, Catherine (Cathy) MacPhail. She has said of her writing that "I like writing about real-life themes. I always say that for me the real magic is where the idea comes from. I’ve written several books with a bullying theme, for example Run Zan Run, Missing, Picking on Percy and Sticks and Stones all examine the theme of bullying.". She's also clear that although she writes for a young adult audience she likes " taking young characters in to situations which would be challenging for adults"

You can read what she had to tell us on the link below: