#SCBWI Author Event – Cambridge Meet Your Local Children’s Authors #Library #Authors #Illustrators #YA #MG #PB

I am thrilled to say that I am one of several SCBWI MG and YA authors and picture book illustrators at this very special event in the central library in Cambridge. Doesn’t it sound just amazing? If you happen to be in Cambridge on the 9th of February do pop over to the central library and say hello!   If […]

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MJ Interviews Esme – The Mirror Girl

Welcome To Kyrosmagica! So lovely to see you Esme. MJ: Tell us about your life Esme. Esme: I’ve had two lives, and both are hard to understand. In my past life I appeared to be free but never experienced freedom. I felt trapped in my body and my mind didn’t feel that it fitted, like a puzzle piece trying to correspond to the wrong shape. My mind rebelled; I self-harmed. Now that I am a prisoner in the mirrors of Amelina’s house, I can’t self-harm.  I can’t do anything. I’m a victim of a curse but I’m not the only victim. MJ: Why did you self-harm? Esme: Everyone expected me to be perfect. I couldn’t cope. The pressure kept building up and up. It was my way of dealing. My personal punch bag. MJ: That makes me so sad.  I wish I could help you. Esme: I know you do. You feel my pain and wrote about it in your novel. MJ: I tried to do it justice; I hope in some small way I succeeded. Esme: You did. But can we talk about something else? This is making me anxious. MJ: Of course, is it okay to talk about the curse? Or is that off-limits? Esme: No, that’s okay. MJ: Who else was a victim? Esme: Amelina’s dad. MJ: What about the rest of the family? Esme: They’re trapped too but they’re not prisoners. Hey, wait a minute. They are prisoners in a way… sometimes you don’t have to be a […]

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The Curse of Time – A Thank You!!!

  A big hug and a huge thank you to all the wonderful authors/bloggers who have been so kind as to host me on their blogs. You are all awesome! Many thanks to Hugh at Hugh’s News and Views for featuring me as his Book of The Month in October: https://hughsviewsandnews.com/2017/10/01/book-of-the-month-the-curse-of-time-book-1-bloodstone-by-m-j-mallon-marjorie_mallon/ And the lovely Ritu at But I Smile Anyway […]

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#Vote for The Curse of Time – #Cover #Competition #Semi Finalist!!

    I’m delighted to say that my novel The Curse of Time is a semi finalist in the AuthorsDB cover competition! Thank you to http://www.johnctaylor.com/ for his magnificent photos of The Corpus Christi Chronopage and to my talented cover designer, Wendy Darling. Wendy has two covers in the competition, mine and my good friend Colleen Chesebro’s The Heart Stone Chronicles. […]

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MJ Interviews Amelina – The Curse of Time – Bloodstone #SundayBlogShare

Today, it is a great pleasure to introduce you to the image of my main character – Amelina, modelled here by ….. my daughter’s friend Elise Hackney. Today, I am interviewing using my author nickname MJ, tribute to my favourite superhero Spiderman’s Mary Jane. MJ: It’s a pleasure to talk to you about your role in The Curse of Time – Book […]

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