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

Writing Distractions

So, it’s a lovely quiet Sunday morning. Perfect for settling down to write my Author Allsorts blog post. The suggested topic for today’s blog post is ‘writing distractions’ and . … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

My five heroes Honor Cargill co-author of the Waiting for Callback series

  I’m studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Uni so I’m familiar with a certain type of hero – the warrior hero. Personally, I’ve got nothing against a brave … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robin Stevens’s Top Five Female Detectives

My detectives Daisy and Hazel like to call themselves Sherlock and Watson (and I like to think of them as Sherlock and Poirot) – but when I write about them, … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

What writers can learn from watching TV and films – by Martin Griffin

Learning from Locke The night I sat down to write this post (early January, freezing, foggy…) I was alone in a hotel room many miles from home. Underneath the battered … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

From Screen to Page by Cat Doyle

Growing up, my passion for films always rivalled my love of books. As a teen I was obsessed with mob movies like Goodfellas, The Godfather 1 and 2 (not three, … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

What writers can learn from watching TV/films by Kerry Drewery

I’m a big film fan. Huge. I love film. I love to immerse myself in a story and feel that pull of the narrative as I career along with the characters. … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of Sarah Baker

I’m awake at 4am, sometimes 5am; 6am if I’m lucky. I have a toddler you see and his preferred method of waking me is by poking me in the eye … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Book Birthday Interview – Lauren James interviews Catherine Doyle about MAFIOSA

A blood war rages on the streets of Chicago. Protected by an infamous mafia family, Sophie is living a dangerous lie, pretending to lead a normal life. But the deceit … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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


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