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

My Favourite Song

My favourite song is the song I’m learning right now. My favourite song is an old folk ballad with seventeen verses. Everyone dies. It’s an early Taylor Swift country-pop song … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Four syllables that say it all. From the Queen of Pop.

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Song, Aesop Rock’s ‘Blood Sandwich’, by Martin Griffin

Two things about me: I’m one of three brothers, and I love hip-hop. So Aesop Rock’s Blood Sandwich, from this year’s Impossible Kid album, was always going to become an … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Poetry for the times

I’m a novel girl, I have to admit. I like meaty stories and would choose a gorgeously written YA fantasy over a book of poetry any day. That said, there are … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

UKYACX MG Blog Tour!

A huge welcome to new member of Author Allsorts, and attendee at this year’s UKYACX in Newcastle – Matt Ralphs!  For his first post, and as part of the tour, … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Highwaymen, Mariners and Vampires: My Favourite Poems by Kendra Leighton

  I have to admit, I’m not generally a big poetry reader. But I’ve read enough to have firm favourites, and there are three poems in particular that have lodged … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment


Long before I’d gained the ability to actually finish a story (no matter how brief) I was fiendishly scribbling down poetry, sometimes at a rate of two or three new pieces a day. I have notebooks full of poems dating back to when I first gained permission from my teachers to use joined up writing. Some of it isn’t even that bad, if I do say so myself.

September 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

Purge book birthday

  Mason and Noah exist in different worlds, but their lives are about to collide. Mason has a habit of getting into trouble. He’s been kicked out of every place … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

UKYA and Children’s Extravaganza Blog Tour

Hello all! Author Allsorts are very happy to be hosting Day 7 on the MG part of the UKYACX blog tour! The event is being held in Newcastle in only … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment


Here's the cover for #TheLastBeginning by @laurenelizjames! The cover for the new @cat_doyle0 book is being revealed this Friday on Maximum Pop!

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