AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

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When Words Leave Off, Music Begins

“When words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine I often listen to music as I write. I go to cafes a lot. Sometimes the thrum of background noise and whatever … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Between The Lines – Why I Love Being An Illustrator

(It’s more than tea and pens…or is it?!) Being an illustrator is great. It’s surreal. It’s something i’ve wanted for a very, very long time. I always knew I wanted … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Celebrating Minor Characters

When you look at fan pages on the internet, it doesn’t take long to notice that many minor characters in both classic and modern literature are adored. Whether its the cheeky and … Continue reading

November 13, 2015

Halloween Reads: Creepy Classics vs. YA by Kendra Leighton

It’s almost Halloween — time to be reading about monsters, murders, haunted castles, and bumps in the night. Though printed stories have changed massively in the last few centuries, what scares us hasn’t changed … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hedgerows, Technology, and Dried Froop

There’s that moment, writing a novel set in the past, when a character needs to eat and I realise that I have no idea what they would have eaten. I … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy book birthday to Woozy The Wizard: A Broom To Go Zoom! Author Elli Woollard chats to Pip Jones

Elli Woollard, poet extraordinaire (and weirdo possibly. No, no! Don’t judge me. That’s what SHE said, see below), today celebrates the publication of Woozy The Wizard: A Broom To Go Zoom. The book is the … Continue reading

March 5, 2015

Coping With Writers’ Block

Writers’ Block. It sounds so ominous. I mentally imagine a guillotine slicing down right between a writer and her creativity. But here’s the thing: I don’t actually believe in it. … Continue reading

December 3, 2014

Wrong Way! Go Back!

Planners, I salute you and your organised ways. I admire your mind-maps and your plot charts, your post-it note wall plans and your index cards. I envy your disciplined detailing … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Voice I Am…….by Alex Campbell

Funny or dark, adult or children’s? Which to choose? Many writers I’ve met – they’ve instinctively known which genre to write for the moment they put pen to paper. Me … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

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