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

He’s not a naughty boy, he's the Messiah!

I am currently re-reading Middlemarch. It’s a good twenty years since I last ploughed through it and I’d forgotten one important fact: at the start of the book, when Dorothea Brooke makes the appallingly stupid mistake of marrying Edward Casaubon, thirty years her senior, she is only nineteen.

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Book That Changed My Life. Read on to discover yours – by Rowena House

OK, so this is a thought exercise, an attempt to funnel life’s complexity into a bookish article, because – surely – no one work deserves the title of The Book … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Book That Changed My Life by Shirley-Anne McMillan (contains major spoilers!)

I was fourteen in 1989. The Troubles in Northern Ireland had been going on since before I was born and those of us who only knew our country in this … Continue reading

March 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

The book that changed my writing life

After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday My Fangtastically Evil Vampire Pet by Mo O’Hara

One year 4 reading group at Ruardean Church of England Primary School are such fans of Mo O’Hara, that when they heard her new book was coming out, they wanted … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why you need to read Eve Ainsworth’s TENDER by Emma Pass

  There are quite a lot of perks to being an author/bookworm, and one of them is being lucky enough to nab early copies of some of the best YA … Continue reading

March 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday: The Misper by Bea Davenport – interviewed by Kate Kelly.

The Misper is the thrilling new YA novel by Bea Davenport, published by Conrad Press. “I knew this girl, you see. A sort of a friend. No one thought she … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Representation Means to Me by Mo O’Hara

What Does Representation Mean to Me By Mo O’Hara   At times in my relationship with my literary agent she has been… An advisor, an editor, an advocate, a negotiator, … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment


It is a truth universally acknowledged that any debut author whose name you see on a shelf in your local library or bookshop probably wrote at least one or two … Continue reading

February 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

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