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

Book Covers As Old Friends Sheena Wilkinson

It’s tatty; in fact the back cover is detached from the rest of it. I’ve replaced it with a lovely, mint-condition hardback. Well, not exactly replaced… When I had a … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Opening Locked Doors – My research process

Originally posted on AUTHOR ALLSORTS:
Ten years ago I visited Edinburgh for the first time. I had gone up for the festival and fell deeply in love with the city.…

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Creativity in Young People

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There’s nothing more happy-making than seeing small folk utterly absorbed in making and doing, whether writing a story or painting a picture or cutting and…

August 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Am I Just a Character?

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No. Because, if you were to ask me (not that you are, but I’m pretending you are), strong characters are not just characters. Not to me.…

August 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sinister Summer Reads by Kat Ellis

Summer is for lazing in the sun, sprawled elegantly on your sun lounger (or pool flotation device of choice), and being swept away in a breath-stealing romantic read… right? HAVE … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Go-To Holiday Reads by Natasha Ngan

So, I have this weird thing when it comes to reading on holiday. Or maybe it’s not that unusual, but I no one’s yet told me they do the same … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Holiday Reads – Saved By Lucy Maud

When I started thinking about this post, I had a strange realisation: I haven’t had a holiday for years. People who know me will gasp and stretch their eyes and … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

You Know It’s Going to be a Great School Visit When… by Mo O’Hara

My characters Tom and Pradeep are always making up Top Ten lists so I thought for this blog I would do my Top Ten ways that you know it’s going … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday – Robin Stevens talks about The Guggenheim Mystery with Lauren James

My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment


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