‘Pauline Tait is a spellbinding storyteller who leaves readers breathless.’

Hello and welcome to my website!

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I’m Pauline Tait, an award-winning children’s author & novelist, writing mentor and Editorial Manager for online magazine, Writers’ Narrative.

Living and writing in Perthshire, Scotland. I write both romantic suspense 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 Kindle versions. Purchasing links can be found here.

I am also a mentor to fellow children’s authors. Ensuring their manuscripts and production processes are meeting the accepted and expected standards within children’s publishing, standing them in better stead when they submit to agents and publishers. Or, if self-publishing, ensuring their books stand out from the crowd. More information can be found here.

When I’m not writing or mentoring, 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.




Award- Winning 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.

“I was completely absorbed by the author’s gift for writing children’s literature….The Fairy in the Kettle is a series that has captured my heart.”Louise Jane, CEO The Golden Wizard Book Prize.

More information on this beautifully illustrated trilogy can be found here.



Romantic Suspense

My romantic suspense novels cross oceans and will take you from the mountains of Colorado, to the Isle of Skye.

They have been #1 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases lists, as well as #1 bestsellers. For more information, click here

By signing up to my newsletter, you will receive a free downloadable version of Abigail’s Gone. This is a short story prequel to Abigail Returns and will lead you nicely into The Maren Bay series. To sign up, click here.




Using my experiences and knowledge from working in Primary Literacy, and my knowledge of children’s publishing, I help authors ensure their manuscripts are as appealing and marketable as possible as they prepare to submit to agents or publishers. Or, if self-publishing, ensure their books stand out from the crowd by having the traditionally published look.

There is much more to writing a children’s book than simply writing the story. There are many factors to take into consideration to ensure a book is marketable and the productions processes are meeting the accepted and expected standards. I work with authors through the varying stages from vocabulary, right through to publication.

Ensuring you are meeting these accepted and expected standards will stand your book in better stead when it comes to getting your book on to the book shelves of major retailers such as Waterstones and Barnes & Noble, as well as independent book shops who are limited for space.

I offer Mentoring sessions for authors who need guidance in specific areas of their author journey.


While my signature six-week online programme, Writing Children’s Picture Books – From Concept to Publication, is designed for authors who are at the start of their writing and publishing journey. The programme covers everything from perfecting their draft manuscript, finding and working with an illustrator, perfecting their covers and internal layout, through to publication and beyond.

Authors who have worked with me have gone on to get these titles onto the shelves of Waterstones, hold Waterstones events, and win awards.

For more information, or to book a FREE 15 minute Discovery Call, click 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 with children who needed extra-curricular 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 creative writing or they are super keen and enjoy creating magical worlds of their own, then 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! 😉



Reluctant Readers

I am delighted to be the voice behind Reluctant Readers, a monthly newsletter for parent and carers of young children who either struggle with reading or have a lack of interest in books. 

My newsletters give step-by-step guidance, advice, insights, and strategies aimed at helping you encourage your children to read from an early age and as they progress through primary school.

We look at the reasons why children can become reluctant readers, from a lack of interest, concentration, patience or literacy skills to more in-depth needs such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism and other diagnosed and undiagnosed needs.

 Newsletters are intentionally short and manageable, designed to fit with busy family life.



To read our back library or to subscribe to Reluctant Readers, simply follow the link below…


Reluctant Readers is thrilled to be part of Unbound Living and more information on the Unbound Living community can be found via the link above.



Writers Narrative

Free Online Monthly Magazine for Writers


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I am delighted to be Editorial Manager working alongside a brilliant editorial team.

Writer’s Narrative is a free monthly online magazine for writers of all stages. Full of invaluable information, hints, tips, articles, reviews, hot new releases, and interviews, this is a magazine you won’t want to miss, no matter where you are on your writing journey.

If you would like a copy of Writer’s Narrative to drop into your inbox each month, you can sign up using the link below…






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