Hello, I'm Alastair

Picture of Alastair Chisholm
(This author for illustrative purposes only. Actual author may appear fatter and more grey)

I'm a children's author and puzzle creator. I'm the author of the children's picture book The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears from Walker Books, and the sci-fi middle-grade adventure Orion Lost, soon to be published by Nosy Crow (very soon — January 2020! It's very exciting!). I've also written quite a lot of books of Sudoku, Kakuro and other puzzles, including the Kids' Book of Sudoku and Kids' Book of Kakuro series.

I live in Edinburgh with my wife (who is lovely), two children (who are lovely but very loud), and a cat who is yowling at me even though there is clearly food in her bowl, look, it’s right there, look.

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Or, you can email me at alastair@alastairc.com.

… or you can get in touch via my agent Caroline Montgomery at Rupert Crew Ltd.

Maudie the cat, trying to persuade me to feed her for the fifth time today.