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

Book Birthday: The Misper by Bea Davenport – interviewed by Kate Kelly.

The Misper is the thrilling new YA novel by Bea Davenport, published by Conrad Press. “I knew this girl, you see. A sort of a friend. No one thought she … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

What Representation Means to Me by Mo O’Hara

What Does Representation Mean to Me By Mo O’Hara   At times in my relationship with my literary agent she has been… An advisor, an editor, an advocate, a negotiator, … Continue reading

February 26, 2018


It is a truth universally acknowledged that any debut author whose name you see on a shelf in your local library or bookshop probably wrote at least one or two … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

Abandoned Projects by Perdita Cargill

This is more a sad tale of a project abandoning me. Years ago (eight?) my house was burgled and my computer was stolen. Stuck in the side of that computer … Continue reading

February 21, 2018

The issue of being “on brand”

As far as you’re concerned, my writing history looks like this: To me, my writing history looks like this: Authors often talk about the projects in our past. Other yet-to-be … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 10 Comments

At the Writers’ Cafe by Elli Woollard

Writing in cafes? I don’t. There. End of story. Actually it’s not, because I did once spend quite a while writing in a hospital café over the course of a … Continue reading

February 16, 2018

Writing in Cafés (or, a Latte for Your Thoughts) by Mo O’Hara

As I write this I am sitting in a café- The Blue Mountain Café in Sydenham to be exact. It has nice latte and tempting cakes. (It should be stated … Continue reading

February 14, 2018

White Noise by Zoë Marriott

Sometimes peace and quiet is the last thing you need…

February 12, 2018

Five things to do if you get stuck writing, by Bryony Pearce

Are you stuck for ideas? Take a holiday from ‘stuff’ I always find that I come up with ideas when I’m on holiday. When I’m at home my brain is … Continue reading

February 5, 2018

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