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

Author Archives: rosemannering

Ten Reasons Not to be a Writer

  Whenever you have any free time, you will think, I probably should be writing right now. Even if that free time is at two o’clock in the morning on … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Trip Advice: The Western Realm

So you want to travel to The Western Realm, the setting of Roses and Feathers, part of The Tales Trilogy by Rose Mannering? Well, your holiday will be interesting… Take … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

A little bit of cover relief

If you like books, then the chances are you probably like covers too. In fact, I don’t know a book-lover who can’t reel off some of their favorite cover art. … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Practice Makes Perfect

So we’ve all been told ‘practice makes perfect!’ at least once in our lives. I think I might have been told about a billion times (obviously not an exaggeration) in … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

It Takes Two (especially when beards are involved)

Sometimes you need a little someone to cheer you up when you feel down, or make you feel stupid when you’re taking yourself too seriously. Sometimes you need two little … Continue reading

October 7, 2014


Today I am interviewing Rose Mannering for the release of ‘The Spotty Dotty Daffodil,’ a book that I was lucky enough to illustrate. 1. Hi Rose! How are you feeling … Continue reading

March 4, 2014

Book Birthday Interview with Nikki Sheehan of WHO FRAMED KLARIS CLIFF?

Today is the release of Nikki’s fantastic novel, Who Framed Klaris Cliff? I was very excited to read and review this novel since it sounded so intriguing and the book … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview – ‘Smelly Ghost’ written by Isabel Atherton & illustrated by Bethany Straker

Today I have the joy of interviewing Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker about their gorgeous new picture book Smelly Ghost! Spooky Town is home to many ghosts, ghouls, skeletons and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Planning Confession

I have a confession to make – I don’t plan my books. If you knew me, this would probably seem pretty strange since I appear to plan everything else in … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

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