A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Which author would you bring back to life if you could, and what would you ask them? by Bryony Pearce

The Late Terry Pratchett   There is one writer whose books I can literally finish, then turn back to page one and start reading again. One writer who never fails … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Bookshops by Sarah Baker

I love bookshops. I realise that as an author that might not come as the biggest surprise to you, dear Reader, but I really, really do. I started young, at … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with a Children’s Bookseller

This week on Author Allsorts we’re talking about our favourite bookshops. One of mine has to be Nottingham Waterstones, mostly because it is *huge* — visiting it feels like a … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Bookshop, or An Early Crime

 It’s easy to be cynical and say, My favourite bookshop is any one that stocks and promotes my books. Or even just stocks them. Or one of them. The sad … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Pass talks to Elli Woollard about The Just So Stories.

Today, Elli Woollard’s retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Just So Stories is published, with gorgeous illustrations by Marta Altés. Happy book birthday, Elli and Marta! Here’s the blurb: Delightfully … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Martin Griffin’s Surprising Book? ‘Slay the Dragon’, (Denton Bryant and Giglio)

Wait. Just give me a few minutes – I’m aware it might not look promising. We’re not all equally as geekily obsessed with interactive fiction! I bought Slay the Dragon … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eloise Undercover interview with Rhian Ivory and Sarah Baker

I’m delighted to interview Sarah Baker about her second novel, Eloise Undercover. 1.  Sarah, does your background in film help as a writer and if so in what way? Having … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Killing Creativity

This week’s topic suggestion is ‘books that surprised you the most’, which is great because I’ve read a few books recently that surprised me but . . . I’m going … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

One Song to Rule them All… by Zoë Marriott

One Song to Rule them all, One Song to find them One Song to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…  OK, that sounds… a tiny bit sinister, … Continue reading

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment


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