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

Here is our wonderful 2020 Hounslow Junior Book Award shortlist @KirstyApplebaum @alan_durant @ClaireFayers @gill_lewis @sharnajackson @rosswelford @hounslowculture @LBofHounslow

Could not be more excited about this! The Olivier award winning Sally Dexter will be the first female Scrooge on the British stage in my retelling of Christmas Carol @WiltonMusicHall this Christmas 🎄

.@bathkidslitfest is about to kick off! Click the link below to book your tickets to see @rosswelford @domrosevalente @HolSmale @DerekLandy @RobBiddulph @skinnerwrites David Baddiel and Nick Butterworth between 27th Sept and 6th Oct! #Festivals

@LTeacher123 @kateowbridge Ah I keep meaning to blog about it. Basically find a 30ish line poem - chop into strips, give out in register order. Instead of calling register, they read their line (after a couple of days take the strips away and just prompt). After a week, 90% will know the *whole* poem 😊

Looking forward to meeting you all!

Bon voyage! 🇫🇷 @acaseforbooks has started her bookwandering adventure by signing some special early copies of Pages & Co: Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales at @HatchStPancras - grab yours before they disappear! 📚✨ #bookwanderer

My cover for the US edition of The 1000 Year Old Boy by the brilliant @rosswelford
Art Directed by @rachael_cole for @schwartzwade 😎🎂

@DickKingSmith Do you think you cld help? Pls retweet? Had an amazing response but running out of time here. Desperate as they r all suffering terribly, dying excruciating deaths as pox spreads. Vaccine has sat on shelf for a decade.They deserve better.

Facebook users! I am getting daily emails from Facebook telling me that someone is trying to log in to my account from different locations and urging me to change my password which I keep doing... What’s going on?! #facebook

This looks great- looking forward to reading it!

I am delighted that #TheDogWhoSavedTheWorld has been nominated for this fantastic award. Thank you!

The dates for the 2020 @GuernseyLitFest have been confirmed: 29 April - 3 May! Find out more 👉 #GreatThings

People of Sheffield - there will be a @PastPostcard event as part of the excellent Off The Shelf @otsfestival festival on Tuesday 15 October. Lots of postcard messages, odd, funny, touching & illegible. I’d love to see you there. Cheers, T. Tickets...

Harry Potter books removed from St. Edward Catholic School due to 'curses and spells'

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