Authors

  • Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll

    Emma Carroll's new historical fiction novel, The Week at World's End, revisits the week of the Cuban Crisis in 1962, through the eyes of three children. The bestselling novelist, celebrated for her historical fiction for children, was once told by poet Ted Hughes that her writ...

  • Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton

    Catherine Bruton's new historical adventure, Following Frankenstein, follows her earlier Another Twist in the Tale, both drawing on established characters in literature. Catherine studied English at Oxford University and has been juggling life as a teacher, children's author and mum for...

  • Samantha Baines

    Samantha Baines

    Samantha Baines is an award-winning comedian, actress, broadcaster, hearing aid wearer and author and her new children's book, The Night the Moon Went Out, is now available. She likes to keep busy and has had acting roles in Netflix's The Crown, Call the Midwife, Silent Witnes...

  • Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan

    Deirdre Sullivan's latest book Precious Catastrophe is the darkly magical follow-up to Perfectly Preventable Deaths. Deirdre is a writer from Galway. Her 2016 novel Needlework was awarded a White Raven and the CBI Honour Award for fiction. Tangleweed and Brine, a collection of...

  • Laura James

    Laura James

    Laura James's love of storytelling began at an early age and led her to undertake a degree in Film Studies and an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University.  Laura's debut novel Captain Pug was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2017.  She lives near Bath with...

  • Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle

    Catherine Doyle grew up in the West of Ireland. Her middle grade debut, The Storm Keeper's Island, which is followed by The Lost Tide Warriors, is an adventure about family, bravery and self-discovery. It is set on the magical island of Arranmore, where her grandparents grew up, and is inspire...

  • Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay

    Candy Gourlay is a London based author and journalist originally from the Philippines. Candy’s most recent novel, Bone Talk, was published by David Fickling Books (UK) and Scholastic (US) and was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Carnegie...

  • Cat Weldon

    Cat Weldon

    Cat Weldon writes funny books for children and is a little bit obsessed with Vikings - hence her new series which begins with How to be a Hero. She has an MA in Scriptwriting, and a background in children's theatre, and spent ten years working as an English and Drama teacher - and has h...