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 contemporary romance with a suspenseful edge 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.


Illustrated Picture Books

I have recently announced a brand new picture book character.

Wanda The Weary Witch…

is currently being brought to life by the illustrator and I am keeping everyone updated on her progress via my social media pages. As with my books in The Fairy in The Kettle series, Wanda The Weary Witch will become a trilogy.

She has been a pleasure to create and I’ve already planned her future antics.


Romantic Suspense, Second Chances

I am mid-way through editing Abigail Returns. Having recently decided to turn this into a first in series, I’ve had some tweaking to do. But, I am thrilled that it will now become book one in the Maren Bay series.

And, as many of you may remember, I had to put Skye Beckons (working title) to one side while travel restrictions during Covid prevented me from travelling to the Isle of Skye to continue my research. But I’m delighted that we’ve been able to return to the island (which is a favourite of ours) and this book will now become book two in the series.


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! 😉


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