Graduate Pamela Butchart to write Secret Seven novels
Published on Tue 10 Oct 2017
We are delighted to hear that one of our graduates, Pamela Butchart, is to write two novels about Enid Blyton's Secret Seven for Hodder Children's Books.
With the first book, The Mystery of the Skull, due to be published in July 2018 and the second due in early 2019, Pamela has been riding high since the finished her studies with us here in the School of Humanities.
Pamela is a World Book Day Author for The Baby Brother from Outer Space, and in 2016, by teaming up with London-based illustrator Thomas Flintham, she won the Children's Book Award for her book My Head Teacher is a Vampire Rat. Following in the footsteps of J.K. Rowling who won the prestigious award in 1997, the Children's Book Award is the only national award for children's books that is voted for entirely by children themselves, awarded by The Federation of Children's Book Groups. Pamela's book had previously won the Blue Peter Best Story award in 2015 and she was shortlisted for The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2016. Her first book came out in 2014 and since then she has had eighteen books published.
Pamela currently teaches philosophy in a Dundee secondary school, having previously graduated with an MA (Honours) in Philosophy degree from the University of Dundee in 2004.
Keep up the great work Pamela!