Ron Butlin was born in Scotland, studied at Edinburgh University, and has an international reputation as a prize-winning novelist. Before taking up writing full-time he was, at various times, a lyricist with a pop band, a barnacle scraper on Thames barges, a footman attending embassies and country houses, and a male model. A freelance journalist for the Sunday Herald, Ron currently lives in Edinburgh with his wife and their dog.
Childrenâs Books by Ron Butlin
Day of the Trolls
Expected publication: August 2017 by Birlinn
Itâs the Day of the Trolls: Fart-Fart and all the trolls are back! Join them in the shopping mall where they go wild, causing havoc as they overrun the place. But when they follow sign saying All Trolls â This Way, things turn out very differently to what Flycatcher, Bumscratcher, SnotFace, Squeer and the rest of them expected â¦
Steve has had enough â enough of cyber-bullies, enough of adults messing up the world. Sharp-witted Fran and her brother worry-wart Dan feel exactly the same. And so, along with his dog Nessie, Steve and the FranDan twins leave town in the dead of night to start on the biggest adventure of their lives â¦
But if things were bad before, they soon get worse. Much, much worse. Some seriously bad men show up. Why have Steve and Dan been overpowered and led away as prisoners? Why are they kept tied up in the barn of a disused farm?
Having managed to escape, and with no way to call for help, Fran knows itâs up to her to mount a one-woman rescue.
A riotous adventure story aimed at readers aged 10+.
Here Come the Trolls!
What happens when your house is invaded by trolls â mischievous creatures who do nothing but cause havoc and mayhem?
Published by Birlinn Ltd, 2015