'When I first read Kirsty McKay it was like discovering a teen Stephen King only funnier! A total page-turner. She made me laugh my socks off, while scaring me silly. What a combination.'

Barry Cunningham, OBE - one of the world's best-known children's publishers, famous for his discovery of JK Rowling.


I'm an author of young people's books, including UNDEAD, UNFED and OGRES DON'T DANCE. Thanks for visiting.

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My new book, OGRES DON’T DANCE, is to be published by Andersen Press in the UK, out in May 2014.

Ogden is a gnarly, man-eating ogre... with the dream of becoming a dancer. But no one will dance with him – not when they think they’re going to be his next meal! Then Ogden meets Willow, a gutsy girl who lives in a tree house in the woods. She makes a deal with him: if he’ll stop eating humans, she’ll teach him to dance. But there are fouler creatures than ogres in the forest, and they might just scupper Ogden's dancing dreams...

Illustrated throughout by the talented and award-winning Chris Judge

Shrek meets Strictly Come Dancing!

Pre-order it now at Waterstones, Amazon UK or at your friendly local independent book seller.

Kirsty McKay