Welcome to the website of Sophie Green, writer of children’s fiction, short stories and comedy. Author of the Potkin and Stubbs books.

The final instalment . . . Ghostcatcher (Potkin and Stubbs #3) 5th March 2020

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Peligan City is still haunted and City Hall’s initiative to solve the problem is an outfit called Ghostcatcher. Every night they patrol the streets with their high-tech equipment, following reports of spectral activity. But they are only hunting one spook now; the Herald calls it the Final Ghost and it is public enemy number one.

But to Lil Potkin he is Nedly Stubbs, her investigative partner and best friend.

Luckily, Nedly has Lil on his side. Now an apprentice reporter for the Klaxon, she manages to talk her way into a job shadowing intrepid journalist Marsha Quake, who is writing a feature on Ghostcatcher.

With Lil's help, Nedly is able to stay one step ahead of the game, but for how long?

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“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” - Roald Dahl

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I am a children’s author and a writer of short stories and comedy, with a degree in zoology and an interest in folklore and urban legend. I was born and still live in East Anglia and I work as a librarian for Suffolk Libraries.

My first novel The Last Giant was shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2011, and my second, Potkin and Stubbs, was shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award. My short stories have been highly commended for the Bridport Prize 2012, longlisted for BBC Opening Lines in 2013 and 2015 and won second prize in Words with Jam in 2014.

Writers who have inspired me include: Philip Reeve, Annie Proulx, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman, Dorothy B. Hughes and Dashiell Hammett. My favourite film is Ghostbusters.

I am represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency, contact details are at the bottom of this page.


Suffolk Libraries Meet the Author

Bath Children’s Novel Award

Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk Magazine


Latest News and Appearances

Potkin and Stubbs shortlisted for the 2020 Concorde Award

18th - 23rd November 2019 Chantry Book Jam

31st October 2019 Invent a ghost workshop at Waterstones, Norwich

Book-bound ‘Do you believe in ghosts?’

Federation of children’s book groups ‘Writing a book with hope in its heart’

19th October The Waveney Children's Book Festival

12th September The Haunting of Peligan City is launched at Ipswich Waterstones

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30th June 2019 Two Rivers Book Festival

29th June 2019 Felixstowe Book Festival

25th May 2019 Saturday Fun at Lowestoft Library and Book signing at Lowestoft Waterstones

May and June 2019 Love Your Library Campaign #LilPotkinforLibraries with the Reading Agency

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20th April 2019 Book signing at Ipswich Waterstones

7th March 2019 Potkin and Stubbs is launched at Woodbridge Library Suffolk with @BrowsersBooks

Download press release here

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March 21st 2018 Librarian lands deal for 'sparkling' middle grade series

January 2017 'Potkin and Stubbs (Deceased)' shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award





Represented by Hilary Delamere atThe Agency

The Potkin and Stubbs trilogy is published by
Piccadilly Press



Website design and production by Nick Smith

Author photographs by Graham Felce

Text by Sophie Green (unless otherwise stated)

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