Horton was born in 1953 in Tredegar, South Wales coutesy of the
Pope and the Catholic missionaries who, in the previous year, were
berating young women about the evils of birth control.
She moved to London in 1957 and attended seven
different schools, miraculously gaining enough of an education to
take a degree.
Babs has taught in many Plymouth Secondary Schools
and her last job was at Plymouth Hospital School working as a
teacher at the Young People's Centre.
She took up a Royal
Literary Fund Writing Fellowship at Plymouth University in
Babs' first book, 'A Jarful of Angels', won the
Pendleton May First Novel Award and she was short-listed for the
Authors Club Award. 'Dandelion Soup' was published in 2004,
'Wildcat Moon' in 2006 and her new novel, 'Recipes
for Cherubs', has now been published.
Babs Horton's uniquely atmospheric novels, full of
mystery, magic and suspense continue to captivate and enthrall readers around the world from school
children (key stage 3 & 4) to adults who relish a literary feast of laughter and
Babs is available for school visits, festivals
and conferences. Please contact
her, leave a phone number and she will get back to you.
& Schuster - Babs' author page on her publisher's website.