Mel Taylor-Bessent is an exciting new children's author, whose debut middle grade novel, The Christmas Carrolls (Farshore) has received rave reviews and is a top 20 children's bestseller. It was also a Blue Peter Book Club selection.

The much anticipated third title The Christmas Club is out now. The Christmas-crazy Carrolls are back – and this time, they’re in New York! With loveable new characters, a mystery surrounding Holly’s mum Snow’s real name, and a new little furry friend, this book is a Christmas cracker! A No 1 Independent Bookshop Children's Bestseller - these books are a Christmas must-have!

Mel Taylor-Bessent is the founder of creative writing workshop group, Little Star Writing and award-winning creative platform Authorfy, which she created to connect children to authors. In the last 6 months of this year, videos on Authorfy have had over half a million views and was recently named one of the Department for Education’s Approved Online Resources during the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2018 Mel was named as one of The Bookseller's Rising Stars.

  • "A Christmas book about kindness and cheer to make even Scrooge’s heart melt” Dame Jacqueline Wilson
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