About Us

Our Director – Shalla Gray

If you had asked Shalla when she was a little girl what she wanted to do when she grew up, the reply would have been ‘write and draw children’s books’.  It took a few years, but she got there in the end! She studied Ecology at Edinburgh University and completed a Masters in Water Resource Management at Edinburgh Napier, before escaping to the country to run a village Post Office and shop and raise her four kids.

Shalla Gray was inspired by her author father, Alan Grant and used to write children’s books for her own kids. Now she writes children’s books for fun, and enjoys illustrating them with her unique, watercolour style. She also loves visiting schools, nurseries and libraries to tell her stories and do fun activities with her young readers. She has also hosted writing workshops for older children.

Shalla is now listed with the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Funding List and you can find her details here.