Jane Mitchell

Award-winning writer of books for young people


Welcome to my website

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Thank you for dropping by. I'm an award-winning writer of books for children and young people, based in Ireland.

You’ll find plenty here about me, my books, and about visits I make to schools, libraries or reading groups. You can follow me on Twitter or drop me an email.

My last published book was Chalkline. Published in 2009, it won several national and regional awards. Schools and teachers can find a teaching guide for Chalkline on the Teachers’ page.

In January 2015, I was the first international honour recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award 2014. I am hugely grateful to Jane Yolen for her generosity in supporting mid-list writers and honoured to have received this award from SCBWI.

I have recently contributed a short story to the Irish Laureate na nÓg’s anthology Once Upon a Place, due for publication by Little Island Press in autumn 2015.

If I visit your school or library, I am always happy to sign books and answer questions. However, I don’t sign loose pages torn from notebooks or scraps of paper, because these can easily get lost or misplaced. Nor do I sign hands, forearms or foreheads. If you would like my autograph and you don’t have a copy of one of my books, or something suitable for me to sign, you might like to print out my Author Autograph Sheet, which I will happily sign for you.

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