Ross Welford

Ross Welford


Ross Welford was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his wife, children, a border collie, a hamster, and several tropical fish.

Ross is the author of Time Travelling With A Hamster, a thrilling, funny and heart-warming middle-grade novel that tells the story of a boy’s quest to live up to his dad’s memory, and of a second book, entitled What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible, a beautiful and funny novel about a child who can turn invisible at will; his third book – The 1,000-year-old Boy – was published in January 2018 by HarperCollins Children’s Books and will be followed by a fourth standalone novel scheduled for 2019.

An astounding debut success, Time Travelling with a Hamster has been shortlisted for no fewer than 14 of the country’s biggest children’s book prizes, including the Costa, the Blue Peter, the Branford Boase, and the Waterstones Prize and it was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. It was Waterstones Book of the month upon publication and it won the Awesome Book Award in 2017.

Ross Welford @rosswelford

I’m doing this one - come and see me! 😃😃

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TA-DA! The RUMBLESTAR cover by incredible @CarrieMayArtist & @JenniflurJenny! A story about cloud giants & Neverlate trees but also a story re how, at the end of the day, it is not grownups who sweep in2save kingdoms but children. RT &FOLLOW 2win signed copy on 30May release date

@MrEagletonIan @samueljhalpin @samuel_pollen @FleurHitchcock @padraig_kenny @MichaelRosenYes @SwapnaHaddow @csoundar @JackieMorrisArt @mossmontmomery @rosswelford @PiersTorday @Benji_Davies @MarieVoigt I wrote this for @Booktrust about why I think telling stories is so important My advice for children is start every story with the best ‘What if? ...’ question they can think of.

Love Bill n Ted! Party on!

Huge thanks too to @rosswelford for his very kind words about The Longest Night of Charlie Noon which grace the cover of the book.

Congratulations to Judith Kerr

Today’s absolute inspiration 📚🧡 ✊🏾

Congratulations to everyone longlisted for the #AlligatorsAward, a new children’s book prize celebrating the best books for 6-8-year-olds. @Gardners is pleased to offer UK #indiebooksellers up to 60% discount on the 10 titles until 31/05/2019:

My first interview for the new Bryant & May novel, out on Thursday, is right here -

Tweet (and thread) of the day for me!