Information for Authors

About us

Hello! We're Joe and Aya, and we run Contact An Author. You can contact us by emailing

or phoning 020 8642 0884

If you prefer to use snail mail, our address is:

Contact An Author
2 Burns Close

Contact An Author was founded by Diana and Steve Kimpton, Diana is a children's author with more than 40 books published so far. They created Contact An Author after finding a need for organisations, such as schools, to find and book authors.

Joe and Aya recently took over running Contact An Author after Diana and Steve's retirement.

Contact An Author is a trading name of Smart Webshop Limited

We have been creating and running book related websites since 1999 and have built sites for many writers. The idea for came because we were frequently contacted by people trying to find an author to give a talk, run a workshop or ghost a book. We hope you will find it useful.

You may be interested in our other sites:
  - a directory site listing British children's authors, illustrators and publishers.
  - our web design site aimed primarily at writers and the book trade.