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

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SHOW DON’T TELL is a mantra we’ve all heard – or felt as it’s used as a stick to beat us about the head until our writing brains get the message. The … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 3 Comments

For realz.

I talk about fourteen-year-old Non a lot. On panels, in blogs, but none of you have ever met her. Here she is/I am: You might not guess by looking at … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Getting your edit on

At some point, I’m sure you’ve heard the old “Writing is rewriting” mantra. BUT one cannot rewrite what has not yet been written. Your story does not have to be … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 9 Comments

Book Birthday: REMIX author Non Pratt interviewed by Rhian Ivory

What’s your relationship with festivals? I went my first festival (Reading) at seventeen. Me and my best friend Lora, to whom REMIX is dedicated, shared a tent amidst a camp of … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Second books are b@stards

I (Non) struggled with my second book. I could write so much more about the process, but I won’t. What I will do, is share what happened when I was … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

February 23rd, 1997

A week until I turn sixteen. Also, a week before I have to fulfil my promise to Mum that I will spend at least two hours per night revising for … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde technique of dealing with deadlines

So this week the question posed is: deadlines – how do you deal with them? In word: badly. This is an artistic interpretation of Normal Me. (Yes, I am playing … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · 5 Comments

How to make a flying unicorn

Writing a book is like making a flying unicorn. When you get the idea, it is brilliant – a flying unicorn is just what the world needs! In a fit … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Book Police

The theme of this week’s Allsorts posts are centring on the (ever) topical question of whether YA is just for girls. Whenever a question like this crops up, I think … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 2 Comments


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