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’m currently working on a number of projects. The final picture book in The Fairy in the Kettle series is now with the illustrator and I look forward to sharing this with you when I can, we are aiming for a publication date of late summer 2022. I have also completed another project, a brand new picture book character, who has been a pleasure to create and I’ve already planned her future antics. She is next in line with the illustrator!


Romantic Suspense, Second Chances

But first, I have a novel (or two) to finish! I’m mid-way through Abigail Returns, which I’m toying with turning into a series.

Last year, I had to put Skye Beckons to one side while travel restrictions prevented me from travelling to the Isle of Skye to continue my research. Having recently returned from the island, however, I now have both projects to finish and a goal of having them completed early in 2022.


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 learning 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.

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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