Tania Unsworth, Children's Writer

Blog

The runaway

07 Feb 2017
IMG_5416

One of my fictional characters has escaped and is on the loose. It started a few months ago when I got a letter from a reader telling me how much she’d enjoyed my latest book, Brightwood, and how Frank was her favorite character. Frank isn’t the main character in Brightwood. She’s only the imaginary friend of […]

Read more

IMG_5416

Ha-ha-ha!

18 Jan 2017
victorian_era_girl_reading_a_book_round_clock-r317e0ddf7ff74dacbaf146f0d2c54ceb_fup1s_8byvr_324

Just when I think I’ve exhausted all the many ways I can feel sorry for myself as a writer, along comes a new torment. I was invited to a party hosted by a woman with an eleven-year-old daughter. I thought it would be a nice gesture to bring a copy of my book The One […]

Read more

victorian_era_girl_reading_a_book_round_clock-r317e0ddf7ff74dacbaf146f0d2c54ceb_fup1s_8byvr_324

The magic pencil

10 Jun 2016
IMG_4491

We redecorated JR’s room not long ago. It hadn’t been done since he was about six. He likes to hold onto things. The farmyard picture he’d had as a toddler was still hanging on the wall, and drifts of long forgotten toys lay in great heaps behind the cupboard door. Under his desk, plastic bins […]

Read more

IMG_4491

My exercise book (part two)

09 May 2016
IMG_4468

My teacher, Miss Johnson was like teachers everywhere. She was on a tight budget. She made our exercise books herself; cutting the paper and stapling it between covers made from old wallpaper samples. Looking at her handiwork, I’m reminded of Angela again. I wasn’t close to Angela; I hardly knew her at all. I’m not […]

Read more

IMG_4468

My Books

Find out about my books for children The One Safe Place and Brightwood.

Read more

School Visits

Find out more about the work I do with schools and pupils.

Read more

Appearances

Contact me to find out about school visits, book clubs, and book store events.

Contact Me