Kita Mitchell


Raised in the wild by guinea pigs, Kita always dreamt of becoming an author. Her first work, Cindersmella, was swiftly and cruelly rejected by publishers. The sequels, Repunsmell and Mouldilocks were equally badly received.

Disheartened, she became an animator - but the feeling she should write for children never went away.

Many years later, Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny was published, followed by Grandma Dangerous and the Egg of Glory and Grandma Dangerous and the Toe of Treachery.


In 2019, Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny was voted WINNER of the Cumbrian Primary School Book award. Kita was so excited about beating Cressida Cowell she forgot to pick her children up from school.

Kita is fond of baked goods. Once, after a scone eating contest with her brother, she had stomach ache for three days.

Kita`s favourite book is Grandma Dangerous and the Dog of Destiny. She can`t remember who wrote it, but it really is excellent.

Kita`s school visits

Kita loves visiting schools. The children usually have a great time, what with the biscuits and quizzes and finding out how to be a writer. It can get noisy, and once there was a riot over the last custard cream, but so far no one has been hurt.

Maybe, one day, she will come to yours?

"A hilarious book. Buy ten!"

Kita Mitchell, Author