My books are aimed at 9-12 year olds and are funny, real-world capers.

As well as writing my own books, I've written for fiction packager Working Partners and the rather exciting publishing start-up Lost My Name. I've also read manuscripts for a transatlantic literary agency that specialises in children's fiction. With experience as both a writer and an agency reader, I'm well-placed to read the work of up-and-coming writers and give some useful pointers as to where they may be going wrong. If you have any questions about writing for children or would like constructive feedback on your book, do get in touch. I love reading other people's work and giving the most helpful, encouraging feedback I possibly can.

As part of my children's-booky activities, I'm a volunteer for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and I run #ukmgchat, a popular discussion on Twitter about children's books for this age group.

If you're a teacher or librarian interested in creative writing workshops, have a look at Yucky Stuff Workshop. You can also find me on Twitter as @miriamhcraig or read more of my writerly and unwriterly thoughts here.

I was totally floored by Miriam’s incredible eye for detail and insight when she did an editorial report and close edit on my novel. Truly astonishing.
— Larisa Villar Hauser, www.impprintbooks.com
Miriam made an enormous difference to my writing, providing advice on plot and character development, as well as detailed feedback on my manuscript. She is a delight to work with. I’d recommend Miriam to anyone needing guidance that is both wise and supportive - invaluable for those starting out, as well as seasoned writers who are stuck.
— Louise Morriss, children's writer