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

Visiting locations in books

You might think Baskerville Hall (of Sherlock Holmes/Hounds of… fame) is in Devon, but it isn’t. I’m glad I knew this before I set off down to South Wales for … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lights in the Darkness! by Janet Edwards

Bookcases crammed with books fill a room of this house, and they overflow into other rooms as well. The books range across non-fiction, general fiction, science fiction and fantasy, as … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Failure by Matt Ralphs

 Who’ d be a writer? When I set my sights on becoming a professional writer (and by professional I mean that’s how I earn my money) I knew what I … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Favourite YA Writing Blogs by Kendra Leighton

There are countless articles and blogs about writing, but my favourites tend to be those written by published authors. I know the advice is likely to be good (after all, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Keep Going, Keep Writing – Thoughts on Failure by Rachel Ward

As writers, we judge success and failure by results, don’t we? Are you published? Did you get a new contract? How many books have you sold? Were you longlisted/shortlisted/the winner? … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Failure by Elli Woollard

I don’t do failure. By which, of course, I don’t mean that I never fail, but rather that I fail spectacularly badly. Fail again. Fail better. Move on to the … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why do you write about…?

Things I wish people would ask me about my books Once on a school visit in Germany, a boy asked me, ‘Why do you write about such perverted things?’   … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Feeding your creative muse, by Helen Grant

I have to admit that I smile a bit over the idea of “feeding my creative muse”. It makes me think of myself feeding the inspirational experiences of my life … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Social Media for Writers – Twitter & Instagram – Liz de Jager

I started on Twitter on 24 November 2008. (I had to check and didn’t really know this off by heart!) If you’re not already following me, find me – I’m … Continue reading

November 8, 2016 · Leave a comment


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