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

Tag Archives: Non Pratt

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

How does an editor cope with being edited?

I’ve been working in children’s publishing for a DECADE. As commissioning editor at a small publisher I’ve worked with authors through every stage of the editorial process, structural, line, copy … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Sex, swears and… er… unicorns?

Once you’re  old enough to be flattered at being asked for ID, no one cares what you read. But society really does care about what teenagers are reading. Not in … Continue reading

October 18, 2013


I have fallen prey to all but one of these at some point or other, but have somehow survived to tell the tale à la Dante. Learn from my mistakes… … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 6 Comments

Meet the Allsorts (4): New Members

Today is a very exciting day – we are delighted to introduce you to our lovely new group members! Please give them a very warm welcome to Author Allsorts. C.J. … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · 8 Comments

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