Eleanor Hawken

 Hello and welcome!

For those of you who have accidentally stumbled across this page, my name is Eleanor Hawken and I’m a writer and editor of children’s books.

 Thank you for taking the time to click on my page, I hope you enjoy having a peek into my world…

Peace, love and stories,

Eleanor xxx

67 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy
    Aug 12, 2013 @ 19:59:05

    I love the end to the blue lady it is the BEST book I’ve ever read!!! OMG! I love how your imagination runs wild!!!


  2. Alison
    Sep 02, 2013 @ 07:10:01

    When is the Grey Girl coming out?


  3. Aliana
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 12:21:58

    cant wait for the Grey Girl the Blue Lady was the best book ever! ^.^


  4. James Francis
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 13:43:35

    Dear Eleanor,

    My daughter loves books. You came to her school (St Margaret’s Bushey), she has now bought and read all your stories. You’ve inspired her! She has a letter she’d like to send to you – is there anyway to do this, please?


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:44:39

      Hi, thanks so much for your comment. It’s wonderful to hear that your daughter’s enjoyed my books! I’d love to receive a letter from her. I’m currently in the middle of moving house so the best way to write to me is through my publishers: Quercus Children’s Books, 55 Baker Street, 7th Floor, South Block, London, W1U 8EW. Thanks! Eleanor x


      • mukhtar
        May 18, 2014 @ 09:22:30

        Hi this is Mukhtar. My school was part of the Fantastic Book Awards Club last term. When reading you r book we loved it and so made you the winner. When getting the award, we also gave you some letters from us. We were wondering if you would send us letters back soon as we have eagerly been waiting for your reply. Thankyou. May be cheeky but could you send books too

      • Eleanor Hawken
        May 18, 2014 @ 09:51:40

        Hi Mukhtar!
        I’m so thrilled to have been selected as the winner! Mega excited! And thank you so much for your letters, they’re fantastic. I have sent replies to you – you should receive them very soon.

  5. Mario
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 16:31:32

    Hola me ha gustado mucho tu libro de ¡Peligro hombres lobo! es muy interesante.
    He dicho a mi padre que me tiene que comprar otro libro tuyo.


    • Mario
      Dec 25, 2013 @ 11:29:02

      Hi I really liked your book of werewolves Danger! It is very interesting. I told my father that I have to buy another book of yours.
      (English translation)


  6. fatima faisal
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 14:47:04

    Hi I’m Fatima Faisal and I am a member of book club at my school and we came across one of your books (Sammy Feral’s Diaries of weird) I read and it was AMAZING! IT WAS ONE OF MY BEST BOOK.All the members in the club said that this was their favourite.I also want to send you a letter: is there anyway I could do this? I hope I could get touch with you soon,
    Fatima Faisal


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Mar 16, 2014 @ 16:55:10

      Hi Fatima, thank you so much for your message. I’m so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed reading Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird. I’d love to read a letter from you. It’s best to send it to my publishers – Quercus Children’s Books – and they will pass it on to me. Eleanor 🙂


  7. Fatima faisal
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 22:09:20



  8. Hira Yousuf
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:53:04

    Hi ELeanor Hawken,
    This is one of the friends of Fatima Faisal who has read your Sammy Ferrel’s Diary of Wierd book and I too think it is amazing, in our book club we are trying to send letters to you because we thought Sammy Ferrels was the best book we had ever read!!! P.S I am from the school of Wensley Fold Primary Academy in Blackburn, Lancashire…


  9. Anna
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 14:01:13

    Hello, greetings from Denmark! I have just finished The Blue Lady, and now I really hope, they will publish The Grey Girl too 🙂


  10. mukhtar
    May 18, 2014 @ 09:24:09

    PS: this mukhtar a friend of fatima faisal and hira yousuf


  11. Sara
    May 23, 2014 @ 12:43:16

    Hello Eleanor I have read one of your books and so far it is amazing and also sharing it with my friends please write back.


  12. Sara
    May 23, 2014 @ 12:47:01

    Eleanor guess what my friends came over and they said they love it wow please write back I wonder what you think about ma and them


  13. Sara
    May 23, 2014 @ 13:19:06

    I love Sammy Feral’s Diaries of weird it is amazing. The best bit is when his parents turn into werewolves .


  14. Sara
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 19:47:02

    hey Eleanor I want to send a letter to u but how ALERT!


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Jun 12, 2014 @ 07:39:07

      Hi Sara, thanks for your message 🙂 I’d love to read a letter from you and your friends. The best way to write to me is through my publishers. Their address is: Quercus Children’s Books, 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8EW. If you address the letter to me then the wonderful people at Quercus will send it on to me. Cant wait to read it! Enjoy the sunshine 🙂


  15. Sara
    Jun 11, 2014 @ 19:49:42

    PLEASE write back me and my friends are like wow cant wait seriously literally soooo annoying but pls write back friends are soooooo annoying ha ha lol luv u LOL[lots of love][laugh out loud]


  16. Shakira
    Sep 06, 2014 @ 03:54:16

    hi Eleanor i love your your book ‘Sammy Feral Diaries Of Weird ‘ it is an amazing book. I have read all of your books.I really hope their will be even more coming soon ! thanks!


  17. Shakira
    Sep 06, 2014 @ 03:57:48



  18. Evgeny
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 10:10:39

    Hi there! Please tell me how is name of Python in Zoo Feral ? My daughter ask me, but I forgot it. Thanks in advance!


  19. Pam
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 12:57:20

    Sammy Freals diary of weard is my favourite book !!!!!!!!!!!!!


  20. Pam
    Dec 31, 2014 @ 13:00:31

    I would love a book with a girl named Caterina and her mouse is a vampire . Pretty please.


  21. Darshil
    Jan 28, 2015 @ 19:28:07

    I loved all of your stories.eg.the hell hound curse and dragon gold and yeti rescue and vampire attack


  22. Henry
    May 21, 2015 @ 22:51:32

    Dear Elanor,
    When are you going to publish the 4th sammy feral book?


    • Eleanor Hawken
      May 27, 2015 @ 08:09:32

      Hi, the 4th Sammy Feral book – Dragon Gold – is out now in the UK and available in all good book shops. It’s also available on Amazon if you live abroad 😀


  23. Deb
    Sep 09, 2015 @ 01:20:08

    Your books are amazing. My 8 year old “found” your books, he is hooked on them and will spend all day reading them if I let him. I have introduced his older brother (who puts up a fight very time I ask him to red anything) and he too is now hooked on the Sammy Feral books. Your books have improved his reading and inference majorly, so thank you for that. Is your other series The Blue Lady for girls or boys??
    Thanks again. Deb


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Sep 25, 2015 @ 19:48:56

      Hi Deb, thank you so much for your message – it’s always wonderful to hear that people are enjoying my books! The Blue Lasy and The Grey Girl are for slightly older readers, and are a lot scarier than Sammy Feral. I’d hope boys and girls can enjoy them, but they would probably appeal to girls more. However I have just launched a new series called Felix Frost Time Detective, which will appeal to fans of Sammy Feral – hopefully these will go down well in your house too! X


  24. Angella
    Nov 19, 2015 @ 10:55:48

    I wonder what happens to seb and Frankie


  25. Amanda
    May 12, 2016 @ 03:18:35

    My family came across your Sammy Feral series, in the ‘Nudged’ audiobooks from our library. Steve Perring narrated them perfectly. All of my boys, (aged 5, 7 & 8) loved the books. They really are fantastic and I am telling everyone that I know. As a parent, I am always on the lookout for books that appeal to young boys, without being utterly disgusting. Thanks from a mother and a primary school teacher, they are truly captivating stories. We hope there are more!


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Jun 02, 2016 @ 10:26:54

      Hi Amanda,
      Thank you for your message and sorry about the tardy reply (I’m currently on maternity leave!). I love hearing that boys especially are enjoying my books. There are five Sammy Feral books (Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird, Yeti Rescue, Hell Hound Curse, Dragon Gold and Vampire Attack). I’ve also written two books in the Felix Frost Time Detective series (Roman Riddle and Ghost Plane), which your children might also enjoy reading!


  26. Darcey
    May 13, 2016 @ 18:03:54

    Hi Eleanor hawken, you have inspired me a lot to write brill things. 🤓 please please please reply with pleasure, and make a book following on from the grey girl,

    Darcey .


  27. Darcey
    Jun 03, 2016 @ 18:10:59

    Thanks so much, like how I e-mailed you, spooky, interesting( like the books you wrote called the grey girl and blue lady)
    Please can you tell me whenever you will do a talk and as my teacher usually tells me to do when I write to my favourite author, please can you add a character called Zoey or whatever you want, who tries to help Suzy, like Frankie ( can she come back to?) There is so much to talk about, you are so inspiring and such a good writer, (I may keep going on about this, sorry but,) seriously , you really have inspired me to write brilliantly really . I am writing this here at my bed time, goodnight!

    Many thanks,



  28. Finnegan Humphreys
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 04:04:21

    My son Finnegan loves your sammy feral books. Do you have any plans to write more in the series after vampire attacks?


  29. Finnegan Humphreys
    Oct 13, 2016 @ 04:06:06

    My son Finnegan loves your sammy feral series. Do you have any plans to write more in the series after vampire attacks?


  30. Alicia
    Nov 07, 2016 @ 22:25:27

    Hey, I’ve read so many of your books and I love them! Ever thought about making a film of the blue lady? Also please do another book about frankie!!!


  31. Sapphire
    Mar 06, 2018 @ 14:08:14

    Sammy ferals diary of weird is my favourite book. I borrowed from the library and read it 2 times. I made a puppet theatre for a school project of the book too. I can’t wait to read the over books now.



    • Eleanor Hawken
      Mar 07, 2018 @ 13:06:39

      Thank you so much for letting me know! I hope you manage to get your hands on the rest of the books in the Sammy Feral series (there are five books in total!) and enjoy them just as much. 🙂


  32. Jan
    Aug 09, 2018 @ 12:00:46

    Hi! Did you by chance go to St. Margaret’s School, Bushey?!


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Aug 09, 2018 @ 13:08:24

      Yes! I was a boarder there for 5 years.


      • Jan
        Aug 09, 2018 @ 14:38:04

        I thought you may have done… The Blue Lady gave it away! I went there too! What year were you there? I started in 1978 and left in 1986! I was a full boarder.. My how it’s changed since I was there! Many congratulations on your books… Another SMB success! X

  33. Eleanor Hawken
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 18:13:59

    I left in 2001. I’ve been back there a couple of times since and it has changed a lot…all of our old dorm rooms are now class rooms! I always loved the legend of The Blue Lady at the school, and promised myself that one day I would grow up and write a story inspired by it. Thank you for your kind words about my books. And it’s so, so wonderful to hear from another SMB old girl. x


  34. Angel
    Sep 27, 2018 @ 16:00:44

    I was wondering if I could get a new book jacket for yeti rescue, I thought if I taped on the cover to the book for my son it would be good, but I butchered it- mom fail.
    I’m desperate, he loves your books so much 🙂
    If this is something you can help me with, please email me


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 19:29:38

      Hi, it’s so awesome to hear that your son loves my books so much the covers have worn off! However, sadly I can’t help you with a new cover. You could try contacting the publisher (Quercus for Sammy Feral and Felix Frost), but I doubt this is something they could help with either I’m afraid. May need to invest in some super glue instead 🙂 Eleanor


  35. Binza Nafees
    Jan 08, 2020 @ 16:55:28

    There is not a single book that kept me sooo hooked till the end.THE BLUE LADY is the worlds best book… I am currently reading it and thats why i searched this site too.Youre an amazing author for real.I spent my whole day in school reading it and appearently many students came up to ask what was i reading with so much concentration..I freakn loved your style of combining horror,drama,love and friendship together.
    seriously in love with the book.
    love, binza .


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:23:41

      Thank you SO much for your lovely comment 🙂 It’s made my 2020 so far! I’m thrilled to hear that you like The Blue Lady – I loved writing it, so it’s exciting to hear that people have enjoyed reading it. If you can get your hands on a copy, my book The Grey Girl features a lot of the same characters and has similar themes. Happy reading, Eleanor x


  36. Rose 🌹
    Jun 16, 2021 @ 18:51:02

    Hello Eleanor, i loved ur book the blue lady where can i read the grey girl?


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 08:42:25

      Hi Rose, thank you so much for your message! I’m so pleased you enjoyed The Blue Lady. The Grey Girl should still be available on Amazon if you search for it along with my name. Happy reading!


  37. Amber Haasenritter
    Nov 18, 2021 @ 04:59:59

    Your Sammy feral books are what finally got my 9 year old Naomi to start to enjoy books. Before we found Sammy feral she hated reading she found them all so boring. That all changed once we started to read Sammy Feral. She loved all of the Same Feral books and was so sad when we finished the final one. We are planning to start to read your accidental time machine next.


    • Eleanor Hawken
      Nov 24, 2021 @ 10:20:24

      Thank you so much for your message. I’m so happy to hear that your daughter has enjoyed my books abs has ignited a love of reading in her. Reading this has made my day!


      • Amber Haasenritter
        Dec 03, 2021 @ 05:15:57

        Yesterday she asked why you didn’t write anymore Sammy Feral books. So I told her I would ask. LOL she wishes that there where so many more. Thank you

  38. Tolga Faruk Savaşan
    May 25, 2022 @ 14:31:50

    I really enjoy reading your books. Cahilden’s author tag is not quite I am agree on. I really like to watch your stories as movies. While I was reading, I even imagine myself as a movie director and taking the scenes in my head. I am 48 yo btw. Thank you for the brilliant stories. I am looking forward to read your next work.
    Tolga Savaşan from Turkey


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