I was reading an interview with the wonderful Angie Sage this morning and thought you might enjoy it.
I LOVE her Septimus Heap series. It is definitely one of my favorites.
I haven't read the Araminta Spook series yet, but it is on my to-be-read list.
Here's a tidbit from Septimus Heap, Book One, Magyck:
The Magyk Begins Here
Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow -- a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take her into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?
Spotlight on Angie Sage
It all began in Cornwall. This is where the landscape for the Septimus Heap series was born and where Angie Sage at last got the chance to switch from illustrating books to writing them.
Although you will find the Septimus Heap novels in the nine to twelve years old section of the bookshop, they were written for, and are read and appreciated by, all ages. The books are fast paced, exciting tales of adventure full of interesting people and many layered relationships. They take place in a fictional world, which has enough similarities to our own to resonate, and enough differences to intrigue and entertain.
MAGYK, Angie’s first book in the series, went to number one on the bestseller lists in New York and London. “It was such a buzz, getting that phone call from my publisher.” Her other long running series, Araminta Spook, which is for younger children, reached the top ten of the children’s bestsellers.
Angie grew up in the south of England. Straight out of school, she trained as a radiographer with a view to getting into medical school, but when that actually happened life had other plans. A few years later she went to art school, knowing that she wanted to be part of making beautiful books.
You can read the rest on the Strictly Writing website here.
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