The awesome team at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) gave a congratulatory shout out to Harriet and the worms for their new book.

SCBWI has been a fantastic support to me over my writing journey. They do an amazing job of bringing together authors and illustrators, providing a platform for them to learn, grow, and connect with others who share their passion for creating magical stories – sparking both ideas and friendships along the way. And I’m incredibly grateful for the role they’ve played in bringing Harriet and the worms to life.


New PB for Samantha Smith

Congratulations to author Samantha Smith on the publication of

Harriet’s Hungry Worms

a hard back fiction picture book for ages 4-8 published by EK Books

3 May 2023

illustrated by Melissa Johns


This funny, engaging eco story invites young readers to follow the adventures of Harriet’s ravenous compost worms as they munch their way through their wide and wonderful weekly menu. Inventive illustrations incorporating recycled materials bloom from each page.

Packed with worm facts, Harriet’s Hungry Worms is the ideal companion for worm warriors and curious composters keen to roll their sleeves up and put their kitchen food scraps to good use.