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

Masterclass in Story with a Master Storyteller by Mo O’Hara

If I could have a writing masterclass with one author who would it be?  When I started thinking about what author, in all of literature, I would want to teach … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sob Stories

I don’t know about you, but my favourite books, the ones I remember years later and reread countless times, are the ones that pack an emotional punch. Sometimes it’s how … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Murder for Kids

When Murder Most Unladylike was doing the rounds of publishers, the most common (and totally understandable) response went along the lines of ‘We like this, but murder? For children? It … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Book Birthday Interview – Emma Pass talks to Sheena Wilkinson about STREET SONG

  Today is launch day for acclaimed Irish YA author Sheena Wilkinson’s STREET SONG, a captivating novel about music, identity and the dark side of fame. It’s published by Black … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · Leave a comment


Shortly before I left school, aged eighteen, the headmaster gave a talk about the perils of the Big Wide World that we were about to enter. He had two important … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

The dreaded blank page – Liz de Jager

You’d think that after a trilogy and a handful of ‘starter’ books, including a completed brand new fat fantasy novel, the fear of the blank page would have wandered off … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Now We Are Ten by Janet Edwards

Nearly ten years ago, I joined a two hour a week adult education class in creative writing, because writing was something I could do lying down in bed. That probably … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

My first ‘book’ by Bryony Pearce

Mum and Dad tended to give pocket money if they remembered and considered we had been especially well-behaved that week. Occasionally we’d be able to get double, by catching both … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

My first novel by Emma Pass

I often tell people the story about how I realised I wanted to be a writer when I was 13 after I saw Jurassic Park at the cinema, and how I … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · 2 Comments


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