Author Top Trumps

What started out as a silly bit of banter between me, Jim from YA Yeah Yeah and Holly Smale is slowly gathering ground…

Author Top Trumps.

No – hang on; keep reading.

Just imagine being able to turn up at a festival and trade cards with your fellow authors or your audience. Imagine being able to play the game! Would Mallorie Blackman trump Philip Reeve? Could I take on the mighty Sarwat Chadda? And who’s got the rare, shiny JK Rowling card? And what about YOUR card – how cool would that be?


I haven’t got the foggiest how to get this going, but it might be a good idea to start with you lot. So, in the first faltering steps of something a bit bonkers, I’m asking you guys to send me what you think the categories should be.

Diva points?



What about hidden talents?

I don’t know how far we’ll get with this – but it might be fun to start, anyway.

Drop me a line with your suggestions for Author Top Trumps. Hell – Tweet them with the hastag #AuthorTopTrumps – maybe some crazy person with pots of cash is looking for an elitist product with no commercial value, whatsoever. At a later stage, we might get round to fielding ideas for Blogger Pokemon…


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