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

Janet Edwards: Sometimes You Need Magic

I think it began with C. S. Lewis and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The book was on my shelves when I was a small child. I don’t … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

Evelyn Finds Herself — the first YA novel?

I know you probably haven’t heard of it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a classic. Evelyn Finds Herself might sound like some kind of hippy-dippy Californian memoir from the … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday Interview with Bryony Pearce! by Kerry Drewery

I’m so excited to welcome Bryony over to the blog to talk about her new book – Savage Island. Here’s the blurb – When reclusive millionaire Marcus Gold announces that … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book birthday! THE GOOSE ROAD – by Rowena House Interview by Kerry Drewery

   Set in France in 1916, THE GOOSE ROAD is Rowena House’s debut novel, a poignant and powerful First World War coming-of-age quest. The Goose Road is based on a … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

He’s not a naughty boy, he's the Messiah!

I am currently re-reading Middlemarch. It’s a good twenty years since I last ploughed through it and I’d forgotten one important fact: at the start of the book, when Dorothea Brooke makes the appallingly stupid mistake of marrying Edward Casaubon, thirty years her senior, she is only nineteen.

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment