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

Guess Who’s Coming To Tea?

Have other people grown out of playing games like, Which Chalet School character would you like to be friends with? and Which Flambards man did you have the biggest crush … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dawn Kurtagich’s LEGENDARY Tea Party, Featuring HORROR and FEMINISM.

When I was posed the question: “Dawn, which authors, dead or alive, would you invite to a tea party?” I knew that my tea party would be the most epic, delicious, rambunctious … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writing a Good (Bad) Villain

  Who intrigues you more: the hero of a story, or the villain? It probably varies, depending on which story, but I bet if I asked you to name your … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Avast there, ye swabs

As has often been stated, the whole point about the bad guy is that he thinks he’s the good guy.

March 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Dog Doesn’t Trust Him So He Must Be Bad by Sheena Wilkinson

  It was OK for Enid Blyton. She did a good line in out-and-out baddies, of course, and also in Bad Girls who could Make Good – Daphne and – … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Change the ending – what would you do differently by Honor Cargill

Ok… *deep breath*… Mansfield Park.   I know, I know, I’m sorry Queen Austen but I hate the ending of this book with all the passion that is lacking in … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Change the ending – what would you do differently? Bethany Straker

When a Twist isn’t a Twist Lie With Me, by Sabine Durrant (warning: spoiler alert!) Since having my identical twin girls, I’ve returned to those nocturnal feeding schedules and fuzzy-brained … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Change the ending – what would you do differently? by Martin Griffin

The last time John Buchan’s The 39 Steps graced our screens, it was in a 2008 BBC adaptation. The writer of the screenplay, Lizzie Mickery, seemed keen to return to … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Eve Ainsworth — book birthday interview: DAMAGE

I’ve followed Eve Ainworth’s career with respect and enjoyment since the publication of her debut Seven Days. Eve writes frankly and sensitively for a young teen audience, and when the … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment


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