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

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Writers of strong women: My Writing Heroes

In writing this blog post, I discovered something interesting about myself: my writing heroes, who I have long considered diverse, are actually similar.  Although it may at first seem odd … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Writer’s Best Friend

Writing’s a pretty solitary business. Personally, I rather like this side of it. As a child, I’d play imaginary horses for hours by myself (can’t think why…), whereas my brother … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

Authors for the Philippines

Do you want to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines? Authors Keren David and our very own Keris Stainton have set up Authors for the Philippines, an online … Continue reading

November 13, 2013

Ask the Allsorts – What’s Your Favourite Setting From Another Author’s Book?

It’s Ask the Allsorts time again! This month, we’re discussing our favourite settings from other authors’ books.   Sangu Mandanna I absolutely adore the setting of Sorry-in-the-Vale in Sarah Rees … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Do Our Characters Need to be Role Models?

Should children’s book characters be role models? My mother certainly thought so. When I was seven, one of my favourite books was about a teacher who scammed a group of … Continue reading

October 21, 2013

Happy Book Birthday, FEARSOME DREAMER!

Today on Author Allsorts, I’m interviewing our very own Laure Eve, whose debut FEARSOME DREAMER is out from Hotkey Books today! Congratulations and Happy Book Birthday, Laure! I absolutely loved FEARSOME … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ask The Allsorts: What are your top 5 books?

It’s September and Autumn is creeping in, so this month, we thought we’d share our top 5 books with you – perfect for those cold, blustery days when all you … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

Guest Post – Why I Set Up Project UKYA by Lucy Powrie

A week ago, Lucy Powrie, who you might know from her review blog Queen of Contemporary, launched a brand spanking new blog about UK YA authors and books, Project UKYA. … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Stranger in the Room

I once dedicated a lot of time – more than was sensible or healthy for a grown man – building an imaginary city called Highlions. I visited it almost every … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

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