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Lynn Robertson Hay’s writing covers a number of episodes for BBC TV, film, radio and theatre - winning an award for Best Children's Theatre from the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. She was a quarterfinalist in the Academy's prestigious Nicholl Fellowship (yes, *that* Academy), from 6,400 screenplays worldwide.

As an actor she’s played parts ranging from Lady Macbeth to Mole, Puck to Miss Prism, and was recently seen wielding a rolling pin as Flo Capp in ANDY CAPP - THE MUSICAL. She has just made her West End debut, going on numerous times for the mighty Stockard Channing as the lead in APOLOGIA.
Her one-woman show has played a variety of venues in the UK, US and elsewhere, including the only part of Glastonbury Abbey still standing (not her
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L.R. Hay It occurred to me that there are a lot of children in the Bible, and that I'd like to hear their stories from their point of view - not necessarily in…moreIt occurred to me that there are a lot of children in the Bible, and that I'd like to hear their stories from their point of view - not necessarily in the first person, but with them as the hero. At first I was thinking of Isaac, or the girl who was captured to be Naaman's servant - but once I started to think of the New Testament it really took off. There are just so many young people Jesus interacted with! I originally intended to write two books, but it's now going to be a series of four - like the number of Gospels. The Young Testament; four different youngsters' take on what it was like to be around Jesus. I may yet go back to some of the Old Testament kids, but this is enough to be going on with!(less)
L.R. Hay The next in this series will be a prequel - I did a Narnia, and wrote the second book first (though I didn't know that at the time! I wonder if CS…moreThe next in this series will be a prequel - I did a Narnia, and wrote the second book first (though I didn't know that at the time! I wonder if CS Lewis did? I suspect not).
It's called JOSEPH'S BOY, and readers of JAIRUS'S GIRL will recognise the child who's the main character, as he makes a brief appearance there as an adult. I started it last year, but only got a couple of chapters in before I was distracted by other work (two screenplay commissions and a West End acting job - *sigh*).
I've set about it again now, and am having great fun. If you look out for me on Twitter (@jairus_girl) you'll see I did a poll to name a character, and Twitter decided on Miriam. As a thank you, I've posted Miriam's first appearance in the book - so you can take a sneak peek and tweet me what you think.
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One drawback of writing (and possibly its greatest delight) is having all these stories jostling for attention inside your head. It's incredibly difficult to choose what to work on next! There are writing gurus out there who even specialise in helping writers hop onto the most marketable of their ideas - but I find it tends to be less planned than that.
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Published on October 19, 2018 13:17 • 35 views • Tags: childrens-book, christmas, historical-fiction, ideas, inspiration, preteen, research, second-novel, writers-life

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"How I loved this book. I had never heard of it growing up but recently found a most intriguing blog post, which speaks to the power of a good book review. When a grown woman recommends a boy's adventure story, it bears looking into.

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