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

On not writing in PJs

  When it comes to mental well-being, I’m really boring. What keep me sane and healthy are regular working hours, daily walks, and wholesome leisure activities – playing the guitar, … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Perfect Place to Plot… (schemes, mostly)

Last September, I moved to Dublin and graduated from writing at my kitchen table to having my very own desk in my very own space. Gone were the interruptions of … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

View From A Desk

The first thing you should know is, don’t believe a word she tells you. She’ll say she likes to be at her desk at nine – and maybe she likes … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 6 Comments

Writing to Deadlines by Bea Davenport

There’s a famous joke, isn’t there, where someone claims they ‘love to watch deadlines flying past’. Now for me, that’s just not funny. It always makes me purse my lips … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Writing Year: 2015 by Emma Carroll

This time last year I was an almost full-time writer- almost but still not quite. The plunge hadn’t been taken. On Thursdays I was still dragging myself into school to … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Robin Stevens: My Day Job

People are often quite surprised when I tell them that I have a non-writing job. They’re even more shocked when I explain that it’s all day, five days a week … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

An Inspiring Place to Write by Eve Ainsworth

To be honest, I’m not an author who is particularly inspired by places. I normally write in the same place every day, an over-crowded desk, cluttered with books, pens and … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Ode to Pyjamas by Elli Woollard

My job is quite jammy (quite jim-jammy jammy); I don’t have to shop for posh dresses. I don’t need to care if I’ve not brushed my hair, Or my clothes … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is a qualification necessary to become a writer? Why/why not? by Kerry Drewery

So, I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee and the stew cooking for tea behind me, staring at the title trying to remember why I chose this to write … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 5 Comments


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