Useful Links

Sites I’ve found useful

( I’ll add more as they occur to me.)

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – British Isles

How to Write a Book Now – loads of useful information, tips and techniques

The Writer’s Workshop – Advice about Agents

No Rules Just Write – How to get published

Write 4 Kids

Write for Kids (While raising them) – Middle grade authors on Twitter

Mem Fox – So you want to write a picture book ?

Some favourite picture book illustrators and writers

…who I just love and have to mention:

Catherine Rayner
I can’t give you my favourite from her books because they are all utterly fantastic. Beautiful pictures, perfect stories – I love her work!

Oliver Jeffers
What can you say – From the moment I read How To Catch a Star I knew.

Tom McLaughlin
Funny, witty, love it!

Elissa Elwick
Gorgeous – her pictures make me smile ALOT!

Jackie Morris
Beautiful books. ‘Tell Me A Dragon’. Enough said.

Simon James
I love his illustrations and the message he brings.

Emma Chichester Clark
I’ll always always love Blue Kangaroo.

MG/YA writers

A few I’m loving at the moment:

Patrick Ness

Jo Knowles

Gill Lewis

All-time favourites

Who have interesting sites to wander around:

David Almond

Philip Pullman

Michael Morpurgo 

People who inspire me

Brene Brown

Suzy Greaves

Jonathan Fields

Lateral Action

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