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

Tag Archives: Research

Washing Machines and Tears by Sheena Wilkinson

What colour were Belfast trams in 1916? How much did a doctor earn in 1919? How popular were heliotropes in the early twentieth-century garden? Who cares? I do. I’m a geek. I … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

Researching your setting (or It’s a hard life being an author)

I quite often start with setting. I find quirky, unusual places (like this one or this one) so inspiring and frequently find the settings suggest the characters and plot. We … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

Opening Locked Doors – My research process

Ten years ago I visited Edinburgh for the first time. I had gone up for the festival and fell deeply in love with the city. I went back again, fell … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

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