–> Author Susie Day talks about boarding schools in fiction and how they match up to the ones in real life. As someone who always wanted to go to Malory Towers, I nodded an awful lot while reading this.
–> Over at the Irish Gifted Education Blog, a discussion of Irish talent development programmes – why do we only consider some elitist?
–> Jeri Smith-Ready has a teaser for Shine, the third book in the Aura/Zach/ghosts trilogy of wonder and joy – find it here.
–> Great interview with YA author Aimée Carter this way, especially useful on adapting myths, rewriting, and the benefits of studying screenwriting.
–> The History Girls blog, from various authors of historical fiction, has just started up. Well worth checking out.