AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

The button marked ‘Erase’ by Fletcher Moss

Nearly two summers ago now, I was pitching The Nightwardens to Barry Cunningham, big cheese at Chicken House. I was in his study, fidgeting nervously, only half-believing I was even … Continue reading

May 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fletcher Moss on F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Valley of Ashes

When I was just a kid – and let me tell you I was two-hundred-percent-certified-bona-fide ‘just-a-kid’ when I first read The Great Gatsby – I thought the Valley of Ashes … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Thing in the Gap by Fletcher Moss

The Thing in The Gap by Fletcher Moss You may already be familiar with Ira Glass’s beautifully expressed insight into the thing he calls ‘the gap’. If it’s new to … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Eating Your Headphones by Fletcher Moss

My addiction to film scores isn’t shared by many. Case in point: some drunken birthday bash I attended a few years back, at which different guests had to contribute a … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fletcher Moss: Little pockets

Writing as someone with a full time job and a young family, I can sympathise with anyone engaged in the often fruitless battle for time, solitude and laptop access. Having … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ask The Allsorts: What or who is your favourite setting or character from your book(s), and why?

Fletcher Moss Late in the editing process for Poison Boy, I realised I needed a streetwise kid who could get my crew into a secret location, so I added a … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Our Writing Spaces – Part 2

Rhian Ivory My workspace is the kitchen table as I haven’t got a study. It is often covered in breakfast debris but I like the clutter and mess, makes it … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

Thirty Minutes with John Le Carre

I’m attempting to transform myself into a proper novelist one podcast at a time. The particular downloads I’m talking about here are episodes of Radio 4’s Book Club which has … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Book Birthday Interview – Fletcher Moss, Author of The Poison Boy

Today is a very special day – it’s our first Author Allsorts book birthday! Fletcher Moss’s The Poison Boy is out from Chicken House today, so to celebrate, I’m asking … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

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