"Strong writing, a distinctive voice and original concepts" - Kelpies Prize judges

About me

My bones grew out the ground in Zambia, where I was weaned on avocados and stories - but I'm not really 'from' any one place.

I live in Scotland with my family and work for a liberal arts college. Before writing for children, my work on migration and belonging, motherhood and minority identities was published in academic journals and books.

My writing dream

My writing dream is that my stories are enjoyed by children across Scotland and beyond, and touch some grown-up hearts along the way.

Author interviews

Stoomio - 'Get to Know...' interview

Roaring Reads - Interview on the Stay at Home! collection

Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books - Interview

An Awfully Big Blog Adventure - Interview by Joan Lennon

BBC Radio Scotland - 'Out for the Weekend' with Nicola Meighan

Reading Pebbles - A short chat with author Joan Haig

Illustrations © Marian Brown

© 2019 Joan Haig