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Candy Gourlay
Works at The House of Procrastination
Attended Ateneo de Manila University
Lives in London
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Quickbits: Shortlistings, How to Write, and Yay for New Books on the Block
By Candy Gourlay HOW TO WRITE Last week at the We Read Book Award , a teenager asked me how one was supposed to write without any life experience. Sometimes, it's hard to express something through a keyboard, so I thought I'd answer the question with this v...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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Call Yourself An Author? Sarah McIntyre on Pulse
By Candy Gourlay Sarah McIntyre I'm part of the Pulse team led by Mo O'Hara that is trying to create events that would be relevant to the burgeoning ranks of published SCBWI members. The thing about published people, see, is that they have fierce opinions o...
By Candy Gourlay Sarah McIntyre I'm part of the Pulse team led by Mo O'Hara that is trying to create events that would be relevant to the burgeoning ranks of published SCBWI members. The thing about published people, see, is ...
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We are Liars and Editors are Just Readers
By  Candy Gourlay Here's a report from the AFCC's first retreat for writers and illustrators on Bintan Island in Indonesia, which I attended as a mentor. 'I hope this retreat will help you to get to the truth within the lie,' Sarah Odedina told a roomful of...
Notes from the Slushpile is a group blog focused on traditional children's publishing, how to get there, craft and how to survive once you've made it. The blog is maintained by five children's authors who really don't have the time ... which is why we haven't been blogging very much.
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AFCC Retreat 2015
Hello, friends! Last Friday, I returned from another intense trip to Southeast Asia in which I visited my family in Manila, was one of the mentors at a retreat for writers and illustrators in Bintan Island, Indonesia, and delivered a keynote speech and visi...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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Slow Books
A note from Candy: I was truly wowed by the last book I read by Nicky Singer  -  Knight Crew , a retelling of the Arthur-Guinevere romance set in a gritty council estate and populated by heart-breaking teenagers. When Knight Crew came out, Nicky actively ur...
Notes from the Slushpile is a group blog focused on traditional children's publishing, how to get there, craft and how to survive once you've made it. The blog is maintained by five children's authors who really don't have the time ... which is why we haven't been blogging very much.
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Pictures Mean Literacy
Work in Progress for my graphic novel class. I'll post it when it's finished! Click to view in full By Candy Gourlay I always say that if I had my life to live all over again, I would change nothing. Recently, I realised that this is not true. I do regret O...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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Quickbits - Nepal, Win a School Visit, Book Binge
Guesting on the BBC World Service's The Conversation | How I inadvertently became a blogger Feel free to use this badge to help raise funds for the Nepal Earthquake NEPAL NEEDS YOUR MONEY Here, in the safety of my home in London, where the ground does not s...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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Looks like such a fab event! I'm off to peruse your handout!
Today was the last day of the Shoutsouth festival held at London Southbank University. Over 3 amazing days over 15 of us children's book authors inspired over 100 children from schools all over South London to write and illus...
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The Devil is in the Detail: Writing Villains
Candy Gourlay chats with author Cliff McNish, whose new book My Friend Twigs is out now. CANDY : Hey Slushpile people, meet author Cliff McNish. Back in 2013, Cliff talked to us about Deepening Character - it was one of our most popular blog posts of that y...
Notes from the Slushpile is a group blog focused on traditional children's publishing, how to get there, craft and how to survive once you've made it. The blog is maintained by five children's authors who really don't have the time ... which is why we haven't been blogging very much.
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Cursed
By Candy Gourlay In my second novel, Shine , a girl hides away in a tall house on the edge of the sea. She suffers from a condition called the Calm that renders her mute, immediately identifiable by marks on her neck that look like burns from a noose. Peopl...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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How to Be An Author
Over the year, in the name of keeping a record, I'll be archiving blog posts I wrote for other websites. Here's a post I wrote for the now defunct StoryBlog  in January 2013 looking back at my first year as a proper author. Phew, it looks exhausting, the la...
Candy Gourlay is an award winning Filipino author based in the UK. Her children's books TALL STORY and SHINE have been nominated for many prizes including the Carnegie, the Blue Peter, the Waterstones and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. She loves babies, photography, SCBWI and making YouTube ...
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  • The House of Procrastination
    author, 2010 - present
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Candy Gourlay was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel TALL STORY has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for 13 awards. It won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe. www.candygourlay.com
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  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • St Theresa's College Quezon City
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Candy Quimpo