I’m delighted to welcome fellow Corvus Books author, Holly Seddon, to my website for a Q&A with me. She’s the author of Try not to… Read More »The Stolen Child – Sanjida Kay & Holly Seddon in conversation
I’ve just come back from being on panels at three literary festivals and talking to authors published by Silverwood Books. It’s been a bit of… Read More »Five writing tips from four literary events
My darling, I’ve been searching for you ever since you were stolen from me. If you’d like to read anextract from the antagonist’s point… Read More »The Stolen Child – Who took Evie Morley?
I thought you might like to see what went on behind the scenes when we were filming The Stolen Child trailer! The crew and I… Read More »The Stolen Child: Behind the scenes: Filming the trailer
In my thriller, Bone by Bone, there are three generations of female characters – Autumn, who is nine years old, and is being bullied at school; her mother, Laura, who, like her child, is shy and unconfident, and her rather more forthright mother, Dr Vanessa Baron-Cohen, a well-known anthropologist. The bond between mothers and their children, particularly their daughters, is usually the strongest one that exists in human beings.
Mothers shape their daughters, but daughters often rebel against being moulded. I was interested in exploring this most tight and intimate bond; how some women raise their daughters to be like them, and their daughters then reject their values, but in doing so, may make mistakes of their own with their daughters – a tale familiar to some of us! As Oscar Wilde so glibly said, ‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.’
BONE BY BONE SUPPORTS ANTI-BULLYING CHARITY, KIDSCAPE I’m so delighted – Bone by Bone will be out in paperback this week! I’m donating 10 % of… Read More »Bone by Bone supports anti-bullying charity, Kidscape