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Finding Inspiration

Discover how Abi, Kiran and Robin find inspiration in the most obvious and unexpected places. From having adventures to naming characters after a shower gel, turning real places into fiction to finding ideas from fairytales, these bestselling authors share their top tips for writing original stories.

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Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone spent her childhood running wild across the Scottish highlands. She is the author of The Dreamsnatcher Trilogy, Sky Song and curator of Winter Magic. When she’s not writing, Abi volunteers for Beanstalk charity and travels the world looking for her next story. Her first picture book The Snow Dragon is out November 2019. Everdark is a prequel to her new series, The Unmapped Chronicles! Her next book, Rumblestar, is out in May 2019.

Website: www.abielphinstone.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/moontrug
Facebook: www.facebook.com/abi.elphinstone
Instagram: www.instagram.com/moontrugger

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Robin Stevens

Robin was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. Robin is now a full-time author who lives in Oxford with her husband and her pet bearded dragon, Watson. She is the author of the bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series and The Guggenheim Mystery.

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Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an award-winning author, poet and playwright. Her debut novel The Girl of Ink & Stars won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year. Her second novel The Island at the End of Everything was shortlisted for both the Costa Book Awards and the Blue Peter Book Awards. Her newest novel, The Way Past Winter, was published critical acclaim. Kiran lives by the river in Oxford with her husband, Tom, and their cat, Luna.

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 www.kiranmh.co.uk
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