Author Jayne Joso has recently been interviewed about how she creates compelling child characters. Her latest book, From Seven to the Sea, features a complex and beautifully written portrait of a seven-year-old girl, Esther.
“Children are amazing, they are so complicated and, at the same time, simple and straightforward in many ways, but what they lack is the vocabulary to describe their lives, particularly their feelings, and so it is easy for these feelings, their inner lives, to be overlooked.”
You can read Joso’s full and insightful interview here: http://www.skylightrain.com/how-to-create-compelling-child…/
And purchase the wonderful From Seven to the Sea here: https://www.serenbooks.com/productdisplay/seven-sea
Later this month, Joso will also be discussing her new novel alongside Deborah Kay Davies, hosted by Dylan Moore, at the Hay Festival 2019. The event, taking place on Wednesday, 29th May, 2.30pm at the Compass Studio is entitled Fiction: Freedoms.
Find out more and book your tickets here: https://hayfestival.com/p-15412-jayne-joso-and-deborah-kay-…
Joso will also be bringing her book to the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, in July; details to follow, so watch this space…