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 illustrated by Thomas Flintham and published by Nosy Crow. Most recently A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch won a Lollies award for the best Laugh Out Loud book for 6-8 year olds in 2023. Pamela’s first book came out in 2014 and since then she has had more than 36 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 most recent Izzy book to be published was There’s a Beast in the Basement and she’s currently working on, The Great Crisp Robbery which will be published Spring 2024.
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 to be published was, Penelope Snoop; Ace Detective and is illustrated by Christine Roussey and a sequel will follow in 2024.
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