Jane Mitchell

Award-winning writer of books for young people


Welcome to my website

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Thank you for dropping by. I'm an award-winning writer of books for children and young people, based in Ireland.

You’ll find plenty here about me, my books, and about visits I make to schools, libraries or reading groups. You can follow me on Twitter or contact me directly.

Schools and teachers can find teaching guides to some of my books on the Teachers’ page.

If I visit your school or library, I am always happy to sign books and answer questions. However, I don’t sign loose pages torn from notebooks or scraps of paper, because these can easily get lost or misplaced. Nor do I sign hands, forearms or foreheads.

Publishing news

In spring 2018, Without Refuge was published in North America and Uma Travessia Perigosa was published in Brazil, translated into Brazilian Portuguese by José Geraldo Couto.

Both of these books are published under the title A Dangerous Crossing in Ireland and the UK.

Uma Travessia Perigosa
Without Refuge
A Dangerous Crossing