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

How to Avoid Writing Distractions – Lauren James

I’m in the middle of writing a first draft, and to say I’m finding it difficult is an understatement. One of the main reasons is that I find it so … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday Interview – Perdita Cargill interviews Emma Carroll about Letters from the Lighthouse

  ‘We weren’t supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren’t even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Truth or Dare book birthday – Kiran Millwood Hargrave interviews Non Pratt

TRUTH OR DARE is an excellent read – full of friendship, first love, all the joy and mess of growing up – and I wondered how you would summarise it … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Typical? by Sheena Wilkinson

There’s no average writer and no average day. We all know that. I’m always fascinated by HOW other writers organise their time, and judging by the number of A Day … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Writer’s Day – Before and After, by M.A. Griffin

It seems fitting I should offer up some thoughts on the topic of writers’ working days because, as I type this, it’s been exactly a year since I was working … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment


Perfect lives. Everyone has them but ourselves. Or at least, that’s how it seems when we view people’s Facebook or Instagram posts. How come? Because we’re all being highly selective … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Milwood Hargrave, interview Rhian Ivory.

Today I’m chatting with Kiran Milwood Hargrave on the publication of her 2nd novel, The Island at the End of Everything. Rhian: As a poet and a novelist do you approach those … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · Leave a comment


What’s one of the first pieces of advice we tend to offer people who are anxious about getting out there and socialising? ‘Oh, just be yourself! Just be relaxed and … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 33 Comments

On Writing by Janet Edwards

  If I could have a writing masterclass from any author, then I would pick Stephen King. That may seem an odd choice, since Stephen King writes horror and I … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · 1 Comment


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