AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

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The Worst Way To Read A Book by Janet Edwards

The worst way to read a book is to study it in school. Until I was 16, my school forced me to study English Literature. I loathed, detested, abhorred, and … Continue reading

June 6, 2018

The Book That Changed My Life by Shirley-Anne McMillan (contains major spoilers!)

I was fourteen in 1989. The Troubles in Northern Ireland had been going on since before I was born and those of us who only knew our country in this … Continue reading

March 14, 2018

The book that changed my writing life

After avoiding books on the craft of writing for years, I came across one that proved genuinely helpful.

March 13, 2018

My top three books of 2017 were all by Shirley Jackson

First, the confession: I don’t read a lot of books. The day job is demanding, and I’ve got my own stories to worry about. Also, most of the books I … Continue reading

January 17, 2018

Interview with a Children’s Bookseller

This week on Author Allsorts we’re talking about our favourite bookshops. One of mine has to be Nottingham Waterstones, mostly because it is *huge* — visiting it feels like a … Continue reading

October 11, 2017

My Desert Island Books by Kendra Leighton

Let’s assume I’ve already packed the survival guides (because I’d survive about two hours otherwise. Even camping is a bit too Robinson Crusoe for me). Here are the three fiction … Continue reading

February 15, 2017

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

But what about the map? by Donald Hounam

I don’t really see holidays as a chance to do any cutting-edge reading — there’s too much danger of dragging something on and off aeroplanes and discovering, halfway down page two, that it’s really only good for throwing at the local cats.

July 20, 2016

Favourite Holiday Reads by Bethany Straker

  Holidays these days come in the form of super baby-friendly, easy to get to conveniences that actually end up being far less convenient than staying at home. So I’m … Continue reading

July 18, 2016