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Barbara Slade

Children's Author

Barbara Slade is an award-winning television writer with numerous credits on much loved children’s shows such as “Angelina Ballerina”, “Winnie the Pooh”, “Eloise” and “Rotten Ralph”. She has worked for The Disney Channel, created two original series “Dead Gorgeous” and “Hi Opie” and received a Humanitas for one of her episodes of “Rugrats”. Barbara also has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and was formerly a primary school teacher. Through this experience, Barbara gained a solid understanding of the developmental and emotional needs of children, allowing her stories to ‘ring true’ to her audiences. Barbara was born in Los Angeles, California, but now lives in London. Writing books for children has been a lifelong dream and working with Owlet Press has been a dream come true. “Cinder & Ella” is the first of what she hopes will be a new journey ahead.

“After so many years writing for children’s TV, ‘Cinder & Ella’ was my first adventure into the world of children’s books, and working with Owlet Press was a dream come true. Not only was the company a perfect match for this classic LGBTQ+ love story, but I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Sam Langley-Swain. His vision and expertise is second to none, and throughout the process I felt respected, inspired and beautifully challenged. Owlet Press has a new fan in me, and I hope this will be the first of many to come.”

Books published by Owlet Press


Cinder & Ella hardback

Cinder & Ella paperback

Cinder & Ella by Barbara Slade, illustrated by Lucia Soto (Owlet Press)

Barbara Slade
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