Tag Archive | Catalyst 2009-10

Simon Morden Q & A

What book are you reading just now? (Amy) Because I try not to read fiction while I’m writing, I get through quite a lot of non-fiction stuff. I’ve just started ‘Planet Narnia’ by Michael Ward, which is his attempt to work out whether C.S. Lewis had an over-arching theme that unites the seven Narnia books. […]

Theresa Breslin Q&A

What book are you reading just now? (Amy) I’m reading Spider by Linda Strachan – very exciting! How did you start writing your book? (Sara) I usually use a pencil and notepad for first notes and just scribble words and phrases that come into my head. Where did you get your initial ideas? (Sarah, Sophie, […]

Helena Pielichaty – Q&A

Many thanks to Helena Pielichaty for sending us these replies to our audience’s questions. What book are you reading just now? (Amy Herbert, St Ambrose HS) Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Funnily enough I picked it up at one of the libraries I visited during the Catalyst Book Awards. I began reading it in the […]

Catalyst Awards Ceremony 2009

Many congratulations to Theresa Breslin, whose novel, ‘The Nostradamus Prophecy‘ is the winner of the North Lanarkshire Catalyst Teenage Book Awards 2009. Over 700 votes were cast from teenagers in secondary schools and public libraries across North Lanarkshire. The Awards ceremony took place at St Maurice’s High School on October 8th, with an audience of over 260 pupils from […]

Helena Pielichaty @ Braidhurst HS

Report from Mrs Scott, LRC Manager, Braidhurst High School, Motherwell On Wednesday 7th October girls from S2 and S3 were treated to an author visit from children’s author and Catalyst Award nominee Helena Pielichaty.  During the event, everyone thoroughly enjoyed hearing Helena’s tales from her childhood and her former career as an English teacher right […]

Voting over …

Well, all the votes are in and they’ve been counted. Only a handful of people know who’s won this year’s Catalyst Award and they’re not sharing until the ceremony on October 8th. Obviously I’m not going to spill the beans, but I will admit that the final result was close – really close. Keep your […]

Catalyst Awards Ceremony 2009

The Awards will be held on 8th October 2009, at St Maurice’s High School, Cumbernauld. All four author finalists will be there and will take part in a Question and Answer session. Over to the teenagers of North Lanarkshire to come up with some questions to search the souls of our four visitors. Books by […]