Tania Unsworth, Children's Writer



18 Jan 2017

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 […]

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My exercise book (part two)

09 May 2016

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 […]

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03 Jan 2016

I just bought this timer. The plan is to eliminate all procrastination in my life forever. Procrastination is a huge problem with me. Whole mornings sometimes pass before I write a single sentence. It can take a week to make a phone call. I fold laundry so slowly that clothes from the waiting pile often […]

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By the river

25 Nov 2015

The best moments come when you least expect them. I was in London last week, visiting my publishers to talk about plans for my new book The Secret Life of Daisy Fitzjohn (Brightwood in the US). It was a lovely meeting. The book had been difficult to write. It had gone through multiple drafts and […]

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My Books

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School Visits

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

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