Tag Archives: Katy Haye

Is a good edit just a matter of taste?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the process and results of editing. In part this is because I’m perfecting a book ready for release later in the month, which has gone through two rounds of editing and another of proof-reading. … Continue reading

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Creative differences

The Piranhas are going to YALC!!! (Can you tell we’re a bit excited about this?!). Last year was my first experience of YALC, and what an experience it was (check out one of last year’s blogs if you’d like to live vicariously … Continue reading

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Reviewing books – who’s it even for?

You probably already know that as well as this blog, the Paisley Piranhas also run a book-review blog (check us out for some YA recommendations if you haven’t already). We review books because we love them and we want to … Continue reading

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PRESS ONE FOR SANTA part 4

By Katy Haye If you haven’t read the first three episodes of this story, use the blog history on the right to get up to date or scroll back through using the arrow above. The doors slammed and we set … Continue reading

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The Art of Making Mistakes

It’s exam season and for the first time in around 20 years I’m preparing for an exam. My Grade 5 Theory of Music examination, to be exact. Having taken up flute playing after a hiatus of a couple of decades … Continue reading

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Take a holiday inside a good book

I don’t remember much from my childhood, although I don’t think that makes me unusual. What I do remember, though, are the books that filled those years, both the stories and the physical objects – their covers, the pages (whether … Continue reading

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Magical, invisible women

Diversity in YA (or lack thereof) is a hot topic at present. A comment that struck me recently was along the lines that browsing the YA section of a library or bookshop is like a “hall of mirrors” – provided … Continue reading

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