Author Archives: Rhiannon Lassiter

Author of thirteen published titles including Bad Blood, Waking Dream and the Hex trilogy.

Blog move

I’ve moved this blog to a locally hosted version on my site. You can now find it at blog.rhiannonlassiter.com. Go there for all new posts including some exciting news about the Hex trilogy! Advertisements

Clarke award: Our revels now are ended

After two years my duties as a Science Fiction Foundation judge for the Arthur C. Clarke award have come to an end. Last Wednesday we gave China Miéville the award for The City and The City: an unprecedent third win for the author who has already receieved the award twice before for Perdido Street Station […]

Bologna videos

I’ve uploaded two Bologna videos to my You Tube account, one still to come. So far I’ve uploaded some video of the illustrators wall and a video of the launch party for the Great Big Book of Families, written by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Ros Asquith and published by Frances Lincoln.

Bologna 2010

Last week I was in Italy for the Bologna book fair. This is the biggest trade fair for the childrens books industry and a great opportunity for me to meet my overseas publishers. I went with my mother, Mary Hoffman, who was wearing two hats for the fair (no, not literally). She was visiting her […]

Abingdon book signing 13 March 2010

We had the first Children’s Author Roadshow event in Abingdon on the 13th of March at The Bookstore in Abingdon. Our group of authors were: Leslie Wilson, Joanna Kenrick, Mary Hoffman, Kath Langrish, Rhiannon Lassiter, Dennis Hamley and Mary Hooper.

Book signing in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Saturday 13th March 2010 – The Oxford branch of the Children’s Authors’ Roadshow, including Leslie Wilson, Joanna Kenrick, Mary Hoffman, Kath Langrish, Rhiannon Lassiter, Dennis Hamley and Mary Hooper will be talking to customers and signing books between 11am and 2pm at The Book Store in the Abingdon shopping precinct – come along and say hello! […]

Gender traditionalism leaves so little for girls

The other day I posted about Disney’s worries that fairytale princesses are unappealing to boys. Another reminder came today that they are also unappealing to girls. Viv Groskop writes in the Guardian about trying to take her 3-year-old daughter on a feminist journey: Despite my best efforts, my three-year-old daughter Vera hasn’t exactly been celebrating […]

Tangled up in Disney

It’s hardly surprising that after so much marketing of fairytales to girls that boys might feel included. With so much emphasis on Princesses and fairies, wings and glitter and a sea of pink is it surprising that boys, and undoubtedly a number of girls too, are turned off?

Bologna 2010

From the 23rd to the 26th of March I’ll be at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy. Bologna is the biggest children’s rights fair and has over a thousand exhibitors from publishing companies, agencies and production companies around the world. I’ve been going to Bologna every other year for the last decade and am […]

Things I read on the internet

The Guardian asked writers for their ten rules for writing (part one and part two available here). I like lots of bit and pieces of advice and might take one rule from each author. But overall I liked this advice the best: Ian Rankin 1 Read lots. 2 Write lots. 3 Learn to be self-critical. […]