PAMELA Butchart lives in Dundee with her husband, Andy, and their two awesome cats, Bear and Carlos. She teaches philosophy at secondary school, spending her days pondering such questions as “How do I know I’m not really a robot?”
Pamela gets her inspiration from her own childhood which was filled with broken metal detectors, mud pies, haunted primary schools, dinosaurs and exploding balloons filled with rice.
Pamela loves cats, Kinder eggs, funny babies, small dogs, tulips, cheese, dinosaurs and her pug pyjamas bottoms.
When Pamela grows up she’d like to open a luxury hotel for stray cats. She thinks she’d call it ‘Meowington Palace.’
Pamela was a World Book Day author for 2018 and is the winner of The Children’s Book Award 2016 and the Blue Peter Best Book Award 2015 and she has been shortlisted for The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2018 for There’s a Werewolf in My Tent. Her first book came out in 2014 and since then she has had more than twenty 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 and her most recent book for the Izzy series was, There’s a Yeti in the Playground which was published in October 2018. There is a new Izzy book in the pipeline, Icarus was Ridiculous which publishes in September 2019.
Pamela is also the author of several 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 and Marc are writing a new book together which will be published in 2020, Never Dance With a Dinosaur.