Children's Author Lou Treleaven at the reading event at Hay's Galleria
Photograph by Brendan Bell

Hello, I’m Lou Treleaven and I write picture books, junior fiction and early readers published by Maverick Arts Publishing, including the Penpals on Pluto series.  I also run a critique service for writers and enjoy writing plays and sketches.  My latest book  is Not Yet a Yeti illustrated by Tony Neal.

You can email me at lou.treleaven@sky.com, or click on the links for events (including school author visits), book news or critiques.


My new middle grade fiction book is out now!  ‘Turns Out I’m an Alien’ is part of the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge and you can read it for free at your local library!


“My superpower is that I can turn into a slug, isn’t it?”
“Technically it’s less of a superpower, more of an allergy.”

Jasper’s life is as normal as can be until he discovers his foster parents have been withholding a massive secret from him: he’s actually an alien.  Suddenly he’s launched into a crazy outer space adventure with his foster sister, Holly, but the evil Andromedan emperor is closing in. Can Jasper liberate his home planet, the Milky Way and save his parents before the emperor gets there first?