Samuel J. Halpin is the author of ‘The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods’, his first novel and my favourite Middle-Grade book of all times. I requested him to recommend his 5 favourite books and here they are:
The biggest mistake authors make when they are writing for children, is forgetting the fact they too were once children. It is important to think about to the time when you were a child and try to remember what was the kind of content you liked consuming.
I have developed children’s comics before this. My first brush with writing for children came about two years ago when I sat down and wrote An Awfully BIG Adventure. I remember struggling to ensure that story would sit well with my younger readers too. As authors, we have a responsibility to our readers.