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. When We Got Lost in Dreamland came out in January 2021 in a beautiful hardback edition, followed by the paperback in September 2021.

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

.@clpe1 are doing a #Magicborn giveaway to celebrate the book’s publication. Good luck everyone… @Usborne #bookgiveaway

It’s PUBLICATION DAY for MAGICBORN today! To celebrate here are some easter eggs from the book… 🧚🏻 #Magicborn @Usborne

As I managed to miss my own publication day, let me atone with a GIVEAWAY!!

I have FIVE signed copies of THE WOBBLY LIFE OF SCARLETT FIFE. To win, RT with your best cure for your Worry Wobbles. The five with the most likes by 1pm Friday will win a copy (UK Only). Get to it!

What piece of advice would you give to a new literacy co-ordinator who wants to develop a culture of reading for pleasure in their school?

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Looking forward to this tomorrow!

What a lovely evening celebrating @peterbunzl's new book, #Magicborn, and catching up with friends!

The Reluctant Rebel is out TOMORROW!!!
#Jacobites #MiddleGrade #books #literacy #historicalfiction
It begins with the #BattleofCulloden and I'm so excited for the launch at @CullodenNTS tomorrow. 😍
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@HenleyLitFest Just adding the authors 😊 @RashmiWriting @_lufraser @sal2nd @rosswelford @emmac2603 @joshuaseigal @philearle @r1k1n
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📚 NEW SHOP OPENING DATE!! 📚 We are so excited (can you tell?!) to welcome everyone into our new shop on Saturday 4th June!!! We’ll have lots of fun things happening over the weekend, with celebrations ongoing during the week. Once again we’d like to say a HUGE thank you... 1/2

This is brilliant and I’m thrilled that “Into The Sideways World” features in this book collection. Check their website or your local library to find out how you can take part. Happy summer reading everyone!

Thank you @katyabalen and @rosswelford for your kind words about FAKE. As a super-massive fan of your writing, it means a lot.
If I may...

'A compellingly told modern fable' Katya Balen

'Packed with adventure, heart and human emotions' Ross Welford

The lovely Uclan published my fantasy MG novel The Unmorrow Curse (yesterday in fact)! They are small but mighty. Some really interesting stuff happening in the indie space I think. Also just look at my book baby! That’s thanks to @publishinguclan

It's #NationalSpaceDay so we're reading The Kid who came from Space - an out-of-this-world story by @rosswelford, about friendship, siblings and interstellar adventure...

Our students are looking forward to our Reading Rampage live author talks next week @JerryCraft @rosswelford @RossAuthor @YoungSamurai @gill__lewis @BooksandChokers @Reading_Rampage @KibMeadAcad @TksEnglish #exciting #secondaryschoollibraries

It's publication day for HURLY BURLY: MACBETH MAYHEM! The third and most devilish installment of my Shake-Up Shakespeare books for @BarringtonStoke. Perfect for classes looking to learn about the Bard, but with jokes about snogging dogs!

Order here:

Unbelievably, this year we will be giving out the FOURTH prize created in memory of my dad Paul to celebrate writers starting later in life.. and the shortlist this year is a CRACKER:

Today’s #wordle? Not even a flippin word 😡

That’s a lot of copies of #WhenWeGotLostInDreamland. I hope you all love it like I do. Happy reading!

I am so excited to be part of this years @NYALitFest!
I’m going to be talking about creating epic adventure with the glorious @JRichardsAuthor, @vashti_hardy, and @rosswelford!
Booking is essential! Follow the link in the quoted tweet!