I'm Caroline Pitcher and I just love writing! I'm full of ideas for picture books - I write stories to be passed on to artists, who follow up with fine illustrations. My constant inspiration is the natural world, especially Greece and beautiful Derbyshire. I write stories to read aloud, comic books and novels for children and young adults. Sometimes I visit schools and festivals, and lead workshops. At any time I am writing two or three different books.
My books have won the Kathleen Fidler Award, chosen as the Independent Story of the Year, and been given Writers' Awards by the Arts Council and East Midlands Arts. They've been shortlisted for the Stockton and Portsmouth Awards, chosen as book of the month by Ottakars (remember them?), nominated for the Carnegie Medal, the Greenaway Award, the English Association 4-11 Award and the Children's Book Award.