Authors A-J

Sophia Bennett – Sophia lives in London, where she loves visiting the shops and museums, and also the writing shed at the bottom of her garden. She has written theThreads series for girls of 9-12 who like high fashion and saving the world. Her new book, The Castle, is out in the summer of 2014. For slightly older readers, Sophia has also written The Look and You Don’t Know Me. Age Range: 9-12, Teen ♥ My Posts

Stephanie Burgis – Steph writes funny Regency-era fantasy adventures (magic! highwaymen! romance!) and eats far too much chocolate. (*Dark* chocolate. Mmm!) In the UK, her trilogy of books is called The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson, and you can read the first three chapters of each book on her website. Age Range: 8+, 9-12 ♥ My Posts

Cecilia Busby – Cecilia writes humorous fantasy for ages 7 upwards. Her most recent trilogy, which started with Deep Amber, has multiple worlds, magic jewels, knights, dragons and a mysterious pair of swimming googles. She used to live on a boat, but now lives in Devon with her three children. She loves chocolate, ice-cream and curry (not all at the same time, obviously!) Age range: 7-12 ♥ My Posts

Emma Carroll – Emma has worked as an English teacher, a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes into filofax paper. Writing is her DREAM COME TRUE job. Emma’s books are usually historical, often mysterious and always full of strong female characters. They include ghost story ‘Frost Hollow Hall’ and ‘The Girl Who Walked On Air’ which is set in a Victorian circus. Her third book ‘ In Darkling Wood’ is out in July 2015, with a Christmas novella, ‘The Snow Sister’ coming in October. Age range: 9-12 TeenMy Posts

Lucy Coats – Lucy has written over 30 books (for all ages from two to teen), and has also worked as an editor, journalist and bookseller. She loves all things mythological, and has just published the Beasts of Olympus series (for 8-10 year-olds), about a boy who looks after all the immortal animals for the Greek gods. Lucy’s first YA novel, Cleo, a paranormal/historical fantasy about the teenage Cleopatra, came out in May 2015. Lucy lives with her husband and three very naughty dogs in a house overflowing with 10,000 books. Age Range: 8+, Teen ♥ My Posts

Anne-Marie Conway – Anne-Marie is a drama teacher who runs her own theatre company for children. Her first series, STARMAKERS was all about a group of children who go to a Saturday drama club and love singing and dancing. Her last three novels, BUTTERFLY SUMMER, FORBIDDEN FRIENDS AND TANGLED SECRETS have been for slightly older children and are family mysteries with a twist. Anne-Marie lives in London with her husband, two sons and two gorgeous cats, Betty and Boo. Age range: 7+. 9+, 11+My Posts

Jo Cotterill – Jo has been an actor, composer and teacher, but she much prefers making stuff up in books. She now writes the popular Sweet Hearts series (published by Random House) for girls and romantics everywhere. Her latest book is Looking at the Stars, a standalone novel about civil war, refugees and the power of storytelling. Jo likes the soap shop Lush, eating cheese and playing with her daughters. Age Range: 9-12, Teen My Posts

Judi Curtin –  In 2005, Judi Curtin took a break from writing books for adults to write a single book for children – and she’s never stopped! She has written the Alice and Megan series,  Eva’s Journey and The Time Spell, in which a very modern young girl takes a trip back in time to the Titanic. Age Range: 9-12 ♥ My Posts

Julia GoldingJulia Golding is the creator of the award winning Cat Royal series and a dozen other novels.  She writes in many different genres – historical, fantasy, thriller – but always with an adventure at the heart. Also an author for teen readers, she publishes under the names Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards – yes it is a long story how that came about! She lives in Oxford, married with three children and one very soppy dog. Age Range: 8+, 9-12, Teen ♥ My Posts

Frances Hardinge – Frances writes fantasy books that combine adventure, mystery, an odd sense of humour and bizarre imagined worlds. She lives in London, and loves travelling, scuba diving, old houses, pizza and the unexpected. Some people believe that her personality is actually stored in her black Trilby hat, and that the person-shape beneath is just needed to transport the hat from one place to another. Age Range: 9-12, Teen ♥ My Posts

Paula Harrison – Paula Harrison writes the Red Moon Rising fantasy series. She also writes stories for younger readers including The Secret Rescuers. If she could choose any super power it would be to fly. Age Range: 8+, 9-12 ♥ My Posts

Lynn Huggins-Cooper – Lynn has worked in a bail hostel,  as a marine wildlife warden, as a lecturer, barmaid and teacher, but she’s happiest when making up stories. Sometimes, she even writes them down. Lynn likes making crafts, looking for frogs and newts,  and playing with her daughter and grandchildren. Age Range: 8+, 9-12  Teen ♥ My Posts

Catherine Johnson – Catherine is a Londoner who lives by the sea. She’s written all sorts of books including rather a lot of historical adventures because she likes the idea of wearing big frocks. Her next book is The Curious Tale of The Lady Caraboo. She also writes for film and TV. Age range 10+, TeenMy Posts