Hello and welcome to my website!



I’m Pauline Tait, a novelist and children’s author, living and writing in Perthshire, Scotland. I write both suspenseful romance and children’s picture books and, although both genres could not be more different, both are a pleasure to write. My books are available worldwide in both paperback and eBook versions. Purchasing links can be found here.

When I’m not writing, I am out and about holding author events in schools, libraries, book shops, and festivals. Please feel free to contact me via my contact page if you are interested in holding an event.



Romantic Suspense, Second Chances

My most recent publication, Abigail Returns, is due for publication on 30th May. It is the first book in The Maren Bay series and is set on the stunning Isle of Skye. It has been enjoying several high # rankings on Amazon’s Hot New Releases lists, holding the #1 slot for some time. More information can be found here.


Illustrated Picture Books

The Fairy in the Kettle picture book trilogy has become a favourite around the world and I am delighted that it is still reaching new readers. More information on this beautifully illustrated trilogy can be found here.


Author visits

I have been fortunate in that my writing has allowed me to reach out and encourage children through my school & library visits and bookshop & festival events. Having previously worked in primary literacy support, I am passionate about our children’s futures and welcome these opportunities to encourage children in their own reading and writing; after all, both are essential to their future learning. More details on events can be found here.

If you feel your child needs a little encouragement with their writing, my ‘Becoming an Author’ article might be for you. It answers the questions children ask me during my school visits and follows the curriculum. They will, of course, need a skeleton! 😉


Writers Narrative

Writers Narrative is a new monthly online magazine for writers. With its first publication coming in August this year, I am delighted to be Submissions Manager working alongside a brilliant editorial team.




Member of the Society of Authors