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

A Window to Another World

One of my favourite things about reading (and writing, actually) is getting completely caught up in a brand new world. A gorgeous, vividly described, exciting world. Sometimes fictional worlds are … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Star by Star, by Sheena Wilkinson: Book Birthday Interview by Rachel Ward.

Today Sheena Wilkinson’s new book, Star by Star, is published by Little Island Books. I really enjoyed reading it and admire the way it balances wide-ranging political and social issues … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Write Funny  by Mo O’Hara

So we are going to talk  about ‘How to Write Funny’ but more specifically ‘How to Write Funny for Kids.’  (Which I think is harder). Adults will laugh if they … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

How To Write Funny by Elli Woollard

Roll up, roll up, and put on your serious faces, because today we are talking about bums, farts, falling over, puns, incongruities and unexpectedness, and huge, whopping, massive, humungous, colossal, … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Which author would you bring back to life if you could, and what would you ask them? by Bryony Pearce

The Late Terry Pratchett   There is one writer whose books I can literally finish, then turn back to page one and start reading again. One writer who never fails … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Bookshops by Sarah Baker

I love bookshops. I realise that as an author that might not come as the biggest surprise to you, dear Reader, but I really, really do. I started young, at … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with a Children’s Bookseller

This week on Author Allsorts we’re talking about our favourite bookshops. One of mine has to be Nottingham Waterstones, mostly because it is *huge* — visiting it feels like a … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Favourite Bookshop, or An Early Crime

 It’s easy to be cynical and say, My favourite bookshop is any one that stocks and promotes my books. Or even just stocks them. Or one of them. The sad … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Pass talks to Elli Woollard about The Just So Stories.

Today, Elli Woollard’s retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Just So Stories is published, with gorgeous illustrations by Marta Altés. Happy book birthday, Elli and Marta! Here’s the blurb: Delightfully … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment


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