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

My Perfect Cast by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Island at the End of Everything is set on an island in the Philippines, called Culion. For the duration of the 20th Century, it was turned into the largest … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Three Desert Island Reads by Emma Carroll

I hope beyond hope this is a nightmare scenario. I never have to face, especially after reading Olivia Levez’s superb ‘The Island’ last year. In any ‘Lord Of The Flies’ … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

My Desert Island Books by Kendra Leighton

Let’s assume I’ve already packed the survival guides (because I’d survive about two hours otherwise. Even camping is a bit too Robinson Crusoe for me). Here are the three fiction … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Desert Island Books

Every Sunday I listen to Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 and, like many writers I’m sure, indulge myself in the fantasy that I might one day be eminent enough … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday Interview – Nikki Sheehan interviews Elli Woollard for Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save,  she’ll do what is right (if it takes her all night). Yes, she’ll always … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

My favourite books from childhood by Kerry Drewery

Growing up, there were books all over the house. I remember my dad’s favourites (Dennis Wheatley) on the shelves, Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, and the most wonderful book about the … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Path to Publication by Mo O’Hara

Cue music for ‘Long and Winding Road’ by the Beatles. So that’s it pretty much it.  The road to publication is often a long and winding one.  But everyone’s long … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Journey To Publication by Elli Woollard

Publication, publication; that’s your final destination. Think of words you want to say, then stare at Twitter half the day. Publication, publication. Leave aside procrastination! Write your socks off half … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

No such thing as a real writing distraction … by Bryony Pearce

Being a writer can be a solitary job and yet at the same time, writers can be such avid students of human nature, that, perhaps more than others we are … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · 5 Comments


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