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

Author Archives: Isabel Thomas

Do you remember your very first book?

I’m pretty good at throwing away clutter, in the interests of feng shui and less to do at the annual dusting. The attic, though, is under different jurisdiction, and piled … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

In a parallel universe, I’m a weather girl

This week the Allsorts are asking what we’d be doing if we weren’t writing for a living. My neighbour’s grandson has just self-published the first novel in a trilogy. He’s … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Procrastinate – it’s good for you!

A day at the keyboard may leave you with tired eyes, flagging creativity and – if you’ve really gone for it – a touch of RSI. But as a writer, … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Life after the book deal: The Argh! to Zzzzz

This week the Allsorts are looking at life after the book deal. This is my A-Z of the terms every children’s writer needs to know…  Author:  Your new job title. … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

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