Author Profile - Anita Loughrey

Author of: the Starstruck series (with Stephen Rickard, as Cathy West), workbooks for the Starstruck series, and a number of books in the Reading Stars series.

Anita Loughrey was a primary school teacher for seventeen years. She decided to become a full-time writer after the birth of her third child. She now has over 75 books published in the UK and many more worldwide. She writes teacher resources, educational fiction and non-fiction on a wide variety of subjects. As well as writing many of the Reading Stars books for Ransom Publishing she is also co-author with Stephen Rickard of the Starstruck series for reluctant readers.

Anita also has a monthly column in the national writing magazine Writers’ Forum where she interviews writers about their research. She teaches ‘Writing for Children’ at a variety of summer schools and weekend retreats. She is also a consultant for a variety of educational publishers helping them to match resources to the current national curriculum.

Her interests include writing, reading children’s books, knitting, dancing and camping with her family in their VW campervan. She reckons there is nothing better than sleeping under the stars and cooking in the great outdoors, as long as it isn’t raining.

You can find out more about Anita Loughrey on her website: