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

Places I Write by Candy Harper

When I dreamt of becoming a writer, I imagined myself in a garret looking out over rooftops, clacking away at an old fashioned typewriter. Then, in vintage Disney style, bluebirds … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

My favourite, and least favourite, places to write by Sarah Baker

  I write this sitting in the kitchen sink…     Not really. My feet fit, but my draining board appears to be a bit smaller than Cassandra’s,’ and despite … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lauren James chooses who to cast to play the characters in The Last Beginning

I am a huge fan of casting my characters – I’ve done it for The Next Together several times over the last six years, starting when the story was just … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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


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