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Author Insights

Meet authors published by Exisle Publishing and EK Books, read the winning stories from our frequent writing competitions, and keep up to date with the latest news, insights and tips for serious writers who are ready to get published.
May 25, 2020
Interview with Dr. Eric Goodman, Author of Social Courage and Your Anxiety Beast and You

What Drove You to Write Your Book? As a clinical psychologist that reads and recommends a lot of self-help books, I noticed that so many books make false promises to the reader. Specifically, books that claim that you can become anxiety-free if you follow their advice is a concern of mine. Not only is anxiety […]

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May 20, 2020
Interview with Stephanie Ward, Author of Arabella and the Magic Pencil

Stephanie Ward is an award-winning author of sweet, unique and rib-tickling children’s books. Her latest book, Arabella and the Magic Pencil, described by Armadillo Magazine as "a truly delightful book", is a story all about the dangers of mixing sibling rivalry with magic pencils! Before deciding to dedicate herself full-time to doing what she loves […]

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May 17, 2020
Interview with Pete Carter, Author of Books for Adults and Children

Pete Carter is the author of the children's book, Our Dog Benji (EK Books), a tale inspired by his family pet and written for fussy eaters everywhere. His first book for adults, This is Us - New Zealanders in our own words (Exisle Publishing) has just come out and has received rave coverage in the […]

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May 14, 2020
Interview with Paul Russell, Children's Author of My Storee and Grandma Forgets

Paul Russell is the author of three successful children's books published by our sister company, EK Books. Drawing from his experiences as a teacher, each one of Paul's books explores a different theme and tackles a common issue that children face. My Storee is a creative look at managing dyslexia. The Incurable Imagination encourages children […]

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May 12, 2020
Children's Author Interview: Dimity Powell, Author of "The Fix-It Man"

Our Author Insights series looks at successful published authors from the Exisle and EK Books family, and asks them to share their advice and experience with the next generation of writers. Today, we speak with Dimity Powell, the award-winning children's author of The Fix-It Man and At The End of Holyrood Lane. Dimity Powell writes […]

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