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

Tag Archives: Author Allsorts

One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

It’s a special day for the Allsorts – our first blogoversary! Woo hoo! Yes, one year ago we launched our blog with a fabulous giveaway so, of course, what better … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 27 Comments

One year after my debut by C. J. Flood, author of Infinite Sky

Happy Valentines Day everybody! This time last year my first book, Infinite Sky, went out to greet the world. As for me, I was in bed with a chest infection, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014

In a parallel universe, I’m a weather girl

This week the Allsorts are asking what we’d be doing if we weren’t writing for a living. My neighbour’s grandson has just self-published the first novel in a trilogy. He’s … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Finding Time to Write

Outside, the only light in the darkness comes from the dim flicker of stars. Inside, I fumble along the landing with nothing but the orange glow of a single nightlight … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 8 Comments


Today I’m very excited to be speaking to Mo O’Hara whose MG novel MY BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH, is a New York Times bestseller. The latest in the series, FINS … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Who are your writing heroes and why?

Writers as heroes? Can we/should we view writers this way? A dictionary definition of a hero goes something along the lines of… someone who is brave, strong, admired for doing … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Happy (Belated) Book Birthday THE WEIGHT OF SOULS!

Happy (belated) book birthday to The Weight of Souls! Thanks for taking the time for this interview – and sorry we didn’t manage to arrange it for your actual book … Continue reading

October 25, 2013

Worldbuilding in Contemporary Novels by C. J. Flood, author of Infinite Sky

Worldbuilding is usually talked about in terms of science or speculative fiction, but I think it’s just as important a component in a contemporary realistic story. My first novel, Infinite … Continue reading

September 9, 2013

Meet the Allsorts (5): New Batch!

Today is an exciting day because we have a shiny new batch of Allsorts! Please give a warm welcome to… Ged Adamson Website|Facebook|Twitter Ged Adamson is a children’s writer and … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

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