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; The 1,000-year-old Boy – was published in January 2018 by HarperCollins Children’s Books; his fourth book, The Dog Who Saved the World, came out in January 2019, followed by The Kid Who Came From Space, which was published in January 2020, also by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

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

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who tuned in and asked questions for the first #bookwanderersclub and especial thanks to @redbreastedbird 💙 We’re back on Monday with @rosswelford!

@IBSTOCKPLACE Murder Most Unladylike and crime fiction fans - join Robin Stevens @redbreastedbird live @2pm TODAY with The Bookwanderers Club. Meet a fab author @2pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday every week. @rosswelford on Monday etc. Details here: enjoy!

Time Travelling with a Hamster by @rosswelford is being featured in the Kindle Spring Sale!

That means that for the whole of March, you can buy the eBook for just 99p 😍

Get it here!:

I’m so looking forward to this! It looks terrific 😃😃

Check this out - I’m doing one of these too. Yay!

Thanks for making this your Book of the Day! 😃 🐔

Hi everyone! My lovely publishers have made chapter one of the audiobook of #TheKidWhoCameFromSpace available free. (I like all the audio versions of my stories, but this one is especially good IMO) I hope you enjoy it. Pls RT, and good luck out there!

@ClaireMM18 @rosswelford @PiersTorday @chrismcgivern @davidjalmond @neilhimself @RossAuthor @kdbrundell @sdowdtrust @CressidaCowell @stewfoster1 @LaraWilliamson @MichaelRosenYes @lthompsonwrites @HachetteKids I have been collating publisher permissions here:

@chrismcgivern @davidjalmond @neilhimself @rosswelford @RossAuthor @kdbrundell @sdowdtrust @CressidaCowell @stewfoster1 @LaraWilliamson @MichaelRosenYes @lthompsonwrites Hi - I am reading my stories online every weekday at 2.30pm on Instagram Live (piers_torday) My publishers @HachetteKids have also issued an open license for their titles during the closure please see their guidance below! ❤️🙏😊

The world is going a bit 😬 so here’s 2 minutes 20 seconds of stuff - if you like it pass it on - if you don’t, I’ll be issuing refunds when this whole thing blows over. #InternationalDayofHappiness

Here we go, my hair's a mess but who cares! This is my #VirtualBookLaunch for Green Lizards and Red Rectangles and the Blue Ball. Feel free to say hello or completely ignore this tweet. Use the hashtag #Lizards2Launch pls. X