About us

Hello! We're Steve and Diana Kimpton, the two halves of the partnership called The Word Pool. You can contact us by emailing

or phoning 01983 293048

If you prefer to use snail mail, our address is:

The Word Pool
25 Solent View Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 8JY

Our interest in books comes originally from Diana, who is a children's author with more than 40 books published so far. Steve is the technical half of the partnership. His many years experience in the computer industry have given him a confidence and expertise which is invaluable in tackling web based projects, especially one as complex as this. Together we make a good team whose different skills combine well.

You may be interested in our other sites:

 - information and expert help for authors planning to self publish

  -our original site about children's books aimed at parents, teachers and children's writers.

  - a directory site listing British children's authors, illustrators and publishers.

  - our web design site aimed primarily at writers and the book trade.


The Word Pool is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk.


Interviewing authors   Commissioning a book   Author visits to schools    Writing workshops   Book days   World Book Day