Ross Welford


Hello!  I’m Ross Welford and welcome to my website where you can find out more about me and my books.

Here you can learn about how to book me to come and speak at your school, library or festival event.

Plus, you will find information about my popular “Re-writing Competition”.

So do have a look around, and I hope I see you in person one day!



“Ross Welford is a superb storyteller who weaves the magical and mystical into everyday childhood situations with a poignancy and humour that makes you weep and smile at the same time.”              Sally Morris, THE DAILY MAIL


“Welford.[…] has done it again…a cracking, plotty adventure with added science and a hard emotional hit.”

Alex O’Connell  THE TIMES


“One of my favourite middle-grade authors.”

Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS



Ross Welford author

Time Travelling With A Hamster

My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine, and again four years later when he was twelve.

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What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible

Turning invisible at will: it’s one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed.

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The 1,000-year-old Boy

There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is a story about someone who wants to stop.

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The Dog Who Saved The World

Coming soon

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The Kid Who Came From Space

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“The gripping suspense truly makes time fly… the book’s heart and humour are hard to resist."

Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild