Books & Publications

I am represented by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency.

photo description: logo of The Bent Agency - capital letters in black, blue and grey
photo description: logo of The Bent Agency – capital letters in black, blue and grey

The Secret of Haven Point

Publishing February 2022 from Puffin books, part of Penguin Random House UK, THE SECRET OF HAVEN POINT is a lyrical voice-led middle grade novel set on the north east coast, in a lighthouse, with a captain with a kitten in his beard, and a gang of disabled friends having a cracking adventure. As yet untitled, book two will follow in early 2023. PRE-ORDER IT HERE! (please and thank you)

WriteNow graduate Lisette Auton signs deal with Puffin - Puffin has acquired The Secret of Haven Point and one other book from Lisette Auton, a 2018 graduate of Penguin's WriteNow programme
screenshot description: headline from the Bookseller magazine. A photo of me looking wistful, wearing a dress with tigers on, my purple stick is hooked over the fence I’m leaning on. Text in Alt text for screenreaders.

You can read more about it here in the Bookseller announcement.


The Puffin Book of Big Dreams

I was commissioned by Puffin to write a story for their 80th birthday anthology. It is a beautiful book full of incredible stories, some newly commissioned especially for this anthology, some from Puffins’ esteemed authors through its history, and some dreams from young people too. My story, THE GANG, is beautifully illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

Published 3rd September 2020, you can order the book and find out more about the project HERE.

A FREE whole school assembly pack resource was created by Puffin to accompany my story and you can access it HERE.


Ink Flows

Ink Flows is the poetry collection I wrote when I was Poet-in-Residence for Crossing the Tees Book Festival, illustrated by the incredible Illustrator-in-Residence Sara Gibbeson. It is  available now from Teesside libraries, Book Corner in Saltburn and 6e Publishing.


FIELD Notes

This publication to which I contribute came into being as a result of a residency held in July 2020.

the cover for FIELD NOTES illustrated by Katherina Radeva in stunning green and pink brush strokes with the names of all the contributing writers.

 

image description: the cover for FIELD NOTES illustrated by Katherina Radeva in stunning green and pink brush strokes with the names of all the contributing writers.

You can buy a copy, or read it online for free, here.


Chemistry

I won a Creative Future Literary Award 2018 for my poem entitled And I Know, which is published in the anthology Chemistry, which is available to buy here.


Poems for a Pound

I make books, from recycled paper, leaflets, old cards & books, and photocopied found objects, and then turn them into instant books containing my poetry. I colour photocopy them and sell them at gigs as Poems for a Pound.