Katrine Robinson

Biography

I write for children, not for the adults who buy the books.
That’s because I like children.
I used to be one. Maybe I still am.
(There are rather a lot of them in my extended family, and some of them are pensioners.)

I try to make it easy to read aloud, as well as to yourself.
That’s because not all children are good readers.
Some like a bedtime story read to them.
(Some books don’t read aloud well, and I had to read some very boring stuff when I was Mum.)

I try to keep it grammatical and don’t avoid big words.
I just make sure they’re in context
- or I explain them as part of the story.
(That way they just get assimilated and it’s no trouble to anyone.)

I’m not a celebrity or well known.
That’s because I’m fundamentally ordinary and rather quiet.
I used to teach and then I became a complaints handler.
(It’s not very exciting and I prefer writing, though I do make marmalade now and again.)

Where to find Katrine Robinson online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Wrong Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,190. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
If you’re bullied at school, you’ve no friends or pocket money & your Mum can’t cook, life can be grim. That’s when you need an adventure, & that’s what Percy gets - a superb, magnificent, adventure, plus pud & custard! Plus Grumbo, who may be old, but he’s certainly not grown up, a reindeer with ADHD, an insanitary parrot, a terrifying teacher & a most satisfactory Aunt Lucy for a happy ending.

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