A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.
Meet Freddie, my furry assistant. He sleeps on the job, but keeps me company all the same.
Freddie’s always around when I’m writing. I spend a lot of time with him, and writing isn’t the same without him snoring under my chair.
Freddie is mentioned a lot in my books — in bios, on book jackets, in the acknowledgments — but last year, when Bethany Straker was working on the spreads for our picture book, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, I got the opportunity to actually have Freddie in my book, in the story itself. He isn’t mentioned by name, but he does make a cameo appearance on two of the final spreads. Pages filled with dogs — how could he not?!
I just love this personal touch! Seeing him there on the pages is so wonderful. My little writing buddy!
Kate Ormand/Kate Louise
KATE ORMAND is a YA writer represented by Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors Ltd. She lives in the UK with her family, her partner, and a cocker spaniel called Freddie. She recently graduated from university with a first class degree in Fine Art Painting. It was during this course that Kate discovered her love of reading YA books, prompting her to try a new creative angle and experiment with writing. Kate also writes children’s picture books under the name Kate Louise.