AUTHOR ALLSORTS

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

FEATHERS Book Birthday Interview! Kendra Leighton Chats to Author Rose Mannering

Last week Feathers, the second book in Rose Mannering’s trilogy of YA fairytale retellings, flew onto bookshop shelves. Having read and loved Roses, the first book in the series, I jumped … Continue reading

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Birthday: Boo’s Beard by Rose Mannering and Bethany Straker

  Having worked with Rose Mannering before on The Spotty Dotty Daffodil; her beautiful story about individuality, I collaborated with her again on a new angle concerning feeling ‘different’ to … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Group post – our favourite inspirational quotes

Welcome to our first group post of 2015! Today, we’re sharing our favourite inspirational quotes about writing.   Janet Edwards   This one is for every hopeful author faced with a dreaded … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview with Nikki Sheehan of WHO FRAMED KLARIS CLIFF?

Today is the release of Nikki’s fantastic novel, Who Framed Klaris Cliff? I was very excited to read and review this novel since it sounded so intriguing and the book … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview – ‘Smelly Ghost’ written by Isabel Atherton & illustrated by Bethany Straker

Today I have the joy of interviewing Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker about their gorgeous new picture book Smelly Ghost! Spooky Town is home to many ghosts, ghouls, skeletons and … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 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

Planning Confession

I have a confession to make – I don’t plan my books. If you knew me, this would probably seem pretty strange since I appear to plan everything else in … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Kids have the best ideas

The best ideas come from little minds. The smaller you are, the better your creativity so sidle up to your youngest relative or if you are blessed with youth, make … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Meet the Allsorts (2)

Welcome back to Author Allsorts! This week we’re introducing you to our group of UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children’s and YA fiction. AND we’ll be ending the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

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