Fiona Watt is the sixth biggest-selling UK children's author, behind the likes of J.K. Rowling, Julia Donaldson and Jacqueline Wilson – with over 10 million of her books sold in the UK since records began.
Fiona is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She graduated from Exeter University with a Batchelor of Education in Art and Design. She taught for three years at a primary school in Kent, before spending two years at a British school in The Netherlands.
She started working at Usborne in 1989 and has written and edited hundreds of books for children including baby books and novelty, sticker, art and craft, cookery, science and activity books. She has written all the titles in the award-winning That's not my…. series and many in the highly successful Sticker Dolly Dressing series.
Fiona Watt with That's not my unicorn...
The That's not my... books may have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, but they could have easily never seen the light of day. Peter Usborne was so against the idea of the 'negative' sounding title that he said they would be published 'over my dead body'. Fortunately, he changed his mind and here we are 50 titles later!
For each That's not my... book, Fiona collaborates with illustrator Rachel Wells and designer Non Taylor, as well as other senior figures at Usborne.
I don’t do publicity. But, as a result, I know some people think ‘Fiona Watt’ is a made up name! Fiona on being a bestselling author
Fiona has written many books in the enormously popular Sticker Dolly Dressing series, which has been turned into three apps for children. She has also written hundreds of other books for children, including Baby's Very First books, Fingerprint activities and Magic painting books.