The Shaw Agency
 

KITA MITCHELL

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@kitamitchell
www.kitamitchell.com

"I couldn’t have hoped for a better agent."

 

Kita wrote and illustrated her first work, Cindersmella, at the age of six.  It was swiftly and cruelly rejected by publishers.  The sequels, Repunsmell and Mouldilocks, were equally badly received.

Disheartened, she turned her attention to making stuff, ultimately working as an animator for children’s programmes such as Eggs & Baker and Fireman Sam.

But the pull to tell stories with words was too strong and Kita joined the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa, graduating in 2017.

Her children’s  series  Grandma Dangerous, illustrated by Nathan Reed, has won awards including the Cumbria Spellbinding Prize.

Kita lives in Oxfordshire with four daughters and a hamster. 


KITA’S BOOKS

Grandma Dangerous and The Toe of Treachery, Orchard, 2019; Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory, Orchard, 2019; Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny, Orchard, 2018.

 
 

REVIEWERS

“Thrills! Biscuits! This book has it all.”

Andy Riley, author of King Flashypants

“This is a very funny book.”

Amazon Vine reviewer


Latest Book

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THE WRITER WHO MOST INSPIRED KITA

Ariadne Oliver, the fictional crime novelist in Agatha Christie’s books.


HOW KITA BECAME KATE’S CLIENT

When Kate offered to represent me she said lots of nice things about my writing and bought me a large cake, so naturally I signed on the spot. Not all my patisserie-influenced decisions work out, but three books later I can safely say this one did.


KITA ABOUT KATE

Kate’s amazing – I couldn’t have hoped for a better agent.


KATE ABOUT KITA

I haven’t stopped laughing with Kita since I read her sample in the Bath Spa MA graduates’ anthology and begged her to sign with me.  I don’t know how we get any work done! Her stories pitch children into crazy adventures that would definitely not pass any health and safety regs: brilliantly funny and fun.