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

Author Archives: authorallsorts

Not Goodbye, But Au Revoir…

  After 5 years and 3 months, the time has finally come for Author Allsorts to say au revoir… However, the blog isn’t going anywhere – it will still be … Continue reading

July 31, 2018

Book Birthday! Dan Smith Interviews M. A. Griffin about heist-thriller ‘Payback’

Payback has an official birthday of 5th July 2018, but I’m one of the lucky ones . . . I’ve already read it. As usual, Chicken House has done a … Continue reading

July 6, 2018

A Writer’s Guide to Magic by Bea Davenport

I blame Bewitched. It was my must-see TV series when I was growing up and I still love it, even though I now watch through my fingers because of the … Continue reading

April 23, 2018

Satchkin Patchkin by Bea Davenport

Satchkin Patchkin, will you lift the latchkin? Satchkin Patchkin, will you lift the latch? When I read stories to my eldest daughter, one of her absolute favourites was this book: … Continue reading

April 12, 2018

The Rule and The Exception by M.A. Griffin

I signed up for an online screenwriting course at UEA over Christmas. It ran for the first few weeks of February this year and I eagerly dived in. The whole … Continue reading

April 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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