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.


Illustrated Picture Books

I have recently announced a brand new picture book character.

Wanda The Weary Witch…

is due for publication in August and is currently being brought to life by illustrator Lizzie Birney. I am keeping everyone updated regularly on her progress via my social media pages.


Romantic Suspense, Second Chances

Abigail Returns is currently with the editor and is due for publication in late May. 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! 😉


Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine

I am also the Managing Editor and a regular contributor to the #1 international online magazine, Mom’s Favorite Reads. As well as my editorial work with the magazine, I write the Kids Carousel section and vary my column between book reviews, interviews, short stories, book news and articles.




Member of the Society of Authors