PAMELA Butchart lives in Dundee with her baby boy and their two awesome cats, Bear and Carlos. If she wasn’t working as a writer and a teacher she’d like to open a luxury hotel for stray cats.
As a child, Pamela was lucky enough to grow up in a house full of pets and go to a primary school where lots of spooky and weird things happened (well, in her imagination at least). As a student, Pamela’s student jobs included: fishwife, teaching basketball in America, phlebotomist and Artist Liaison for a (really bad) Abba tribute band. Now, when she’s not writing or going out and about meeting readers, Pamela teaches philosophy to teenagers.
Pamela’s top selling stories include The Spy Who Loved School Dinners which won the Blue Peter Best Story Award and My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat which won The Children’s Book Award. Two of her books, Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon and There’s a Werewolf in My Tent, were shortlisted for the Lollies – the Laugh Out Loud Awards. Pamela’s first book came out in 2014 and since then she has had more than twenty-five books published. Pamela is also the author of two brand new stories for Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven series, The Mystery of the Skull and The Mystery of the Theatre Ghost. Pamela’s tenth Izzy book The Broken Leg of Doom will be published in January 2021 and she is currently working on her 11th, A Monster Ate My Sandwich which is due later in the year.
Pamela is also the author of a series of books for younger readers, Wigglesbottom Primary, the Pugly series together with a number of picture books. Never Tickle the Tiger is illustrated by Marc Boutavant and was published by Bloomsbury and shortlisted for The Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2016. Pamela’s most recent picture book Jeremy Worried About the Wind was published by Nosy Crow in 2020. Pamela has several new picture books scheduled for 2021 and 2022.
Here is a link to a FREE Masterclass on writing by Pamela produced in association with World Book Day 2020 Pamela Butchart Masterclass
Here is a link to a reading by Pamela from her book The Phantom Lollipop Man again done in association with World Book Day 2020 Pamela Butchart reads from The Phantom Lollipop Man