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A. B. Saddlewick - Author

A. B. Saddlewick is the pseudonym for Tim Collins, the author of Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire and Prince of Dorkness.

A chat with the author...

Hi! How are you? It's been raining for hours, my roof is leaking and I have a slight cold. In other words, it's a perfect day and I feel great!

Did you enjoy writing the Monstrous Maud books? Very much so. The fair treatment of monsters is an issue close to my heart.

Who is your favourite character in the book and why? My favourite character is Maud. Like me, she's a human who's prepared to dabble in the spooky side of life.

Would you have liked to go to a school like Rotwood? I'd love to have gone to a monster school. Although I was never entirely convinced that our teachers were human, so perhaps I did.

If you could be a monster, what kind of monster would you be? I would like to be a vampire so I could transform into a bat. I often spend the night wandering the forest outside my house and gazing up enviously at the passing bats.

What was your favourite event at Sports Day when you were at school? Fortunately I had a note excusing me from all physical activity that has been in my family for six generations.

What is the meal you would least like to eat in the Rotwood School canteen? There is nothing on the Rotwood menu that disagrees with me. From spider stew to fried fingernails, I like it all.

Why did you choose a rat to be Maud's pet? Rats are very loving and affectionate creatures. Although I would recommend buying one from a pet shop rather than trying to befriend the feral ones behind the bins.

Featured Books, with extracts, by A. B. Saddlewick

Monstrous Maud: Horror Holiday
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Fans of Horrid Henry will love these frighteningly good books, perfect for engaging young readers. Horror Holdiay is the fifth book in this scarily sensational Monstrous Maud series. Maud Montague is so excited about going on holiday with her friend...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/02/2013
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Monstrous Maud: Scary Show
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
The sixth book in A. B. Saddlewick's terrifyingly terrific Monstrous Maud series. Fans of Horrid Henry will love these frighteningly good books, perfect for engaging young readers. If Maud canʼt find a talent for the show, everyone will find out...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/02/2013
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Monstrous Maud: Freaky Sleepover
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
The third book in the scarily sensational Monstrous Maud series, a Working Partners project.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Monstrous Maud: School Scare
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
The fourth book in the terrifyingly terrific Monstrous Maud series. Fans of Horrid Henry will love these frighteningly good books, perfect for engaging young readers.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Monstrous Maud: Big Fright
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
Maud Montague loves her new school, Rotwood. But she'll only be allowed to stay if she can convince her terrifying teacher she's a real monster. Will she prove she's top of fright class or will she get sent back to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Monstrous Maud: Spooky Sports Day
A. B. Saddlewick - illustrated by Sarah Horne
A jungle of man-eating plants has spread across the playing fields of Rotwood, forcing the school to hold its sports day at Primrose Towers instead. With the monsters of Rotwood and the girls of Primrose Towers going head to head,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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www.monstrousmaud.co.uk/

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