Hello and welcome to my website!
I’m Pauline Tait, a multi-genre author, living and writing in Perthshire, Scotland.
My writing spans the ages as I write both fiction novels for adults and children’s 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. I have also been working on a new project, a brand new picture book character, who has been a pleasure to create and I’ve already planned her future antics!
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 next year.
I love switching between the two genres, and although they couldn’t be more different, both are a pleasure to write. I have to admit that, along with the writing, my favourite part of the publication process is working alongside the publisher on the layout of my picture books. It’s a stage in the process that I look forward to, and is crucial to perfecting the finished article.
I have been lucky, as writing has allowed me to reach out and encourage children through my school and library visits and my bookshop and festival events. Having 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! 😉
Member of the Society of Authors