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

The dreaded blank page – Liz de Jager

You’d think that after a trilogy and a handful of ‘starter’ books, including a completed brand new fat fantasy novel, the fear of the blank page would have wandered off … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Now We Are Ten by Janet Edwards

Nearly ten years ago, I joined a two hour a week adult education class in creative writing, because writing was something I could do lying down in bed. That probably … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

My first ‘book’ by Bryony Pearce

Mum and Dad tended to give pocket money if they remembered and considered we had been especially well-behaved that week. Occasionally we’d be able to get double, by catching both … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

My first novel by Emma Pass

I often tell people the story about how I realised I wanted to be a writer when I was 13 after I saw Jurassic Park at the cinema, and how I … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Book Birthday Interview! Maisie Pearce talks to Robin Stevens about CREAM BUNS AND CRIME

Dear Robin, I thought that Cream Buns and Crime was really interesting because there was lots of facts in it that I didn’t know, I liked finding out about Agatha … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

Getting The Facts Right – Does Accuracy Matter?

Well, duh, of course accuracy matters. There’s no question about it. It is a writers duty to be honest and truthful in presentation of the facts whatever they may happen … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Getting the facts right by Bea Davenport

Fiction is fiction, right? It’s made up. But what happens when you’re writing historical fiction? How truthful do you have to be and how many liberties can a writer take? … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Guess Who’s Coming To Tea?

Have other people grown out of playing games like, Which Chalet School character would you like to be friends with? and Which Flambards man did you have the biggest crush … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dawn Kurtagich’s LEGENDARY Tea Party, Featuring HORROR and FEMINISM.

When I was posed the question: “Dawn, which authors, dead or alive, would you invite to a tea party?” I knew that my tea party would be the most epic, delicious, rambunctious … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment


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