Babs Horton

Prize-winning Author

Babs HortonBabs Horton was born in 1953 in Tredegar, South Wales coutesy of the Pope and the Catholic missionaries who, in the previous year, were berating young women about the evils of birth control.

She moved to London in 1957 and attended seven different schools, miraculously gaining enough of an education to take a degree.

Babs has taught in many Plymouth Secondary Schools and her last job was at Plymouth Hospital School working as a teacher at the Young People's Centre.

She took up a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellowship at Plymouth University in September 2007.

Babs' first book, 'A Jarful of Angels', won the Pendleton May First Novel Award and she was short-listed for the Authors Club Award. 'Dandelion Soup' was published in 2004, 'Wildcat Moon' in 2006 and her new novel, 'Recipes for Cherubs', has now been published.

Babs Horton's uniquely atmospheric novels, full of mystery, magic and suspense continue to captivate and enthrall readers around the world from school children (key stage 3 & 4) to adults who relish a literary feast of laughter and enchantment.


Babs is available for school visits, festivals and conferences. Please contact her, leave a phone number and she will get back to you.


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