The BBC has announced that there will be a series of 11 Doctor Who short stories, called e-shorts, published by Puffin in November. Each e-short will be written by a different children’s author.
Who the authors will be is still a mystery, executive producer and troll-in-chief Steven Moffat has only told us that it will they will be very well known children’s authors with strong ties to the UK. The identity of the first author is set to be released on the Doctor Who Facebook page on Monday, January 7.
The quick assumption is to ask yourself if the Harry Potter author could be involved with this project. All the Who-Potter fanfiction and fan imagination could be closer than we ever imagined.
But that’s a far cry. As happy as it would make so many fans, it’s relatively unrealistic. The exciting prospects don’t end with Rowling though. We could get lucky enough to read Who stories written by Phillip Pullman, Susan Price, Anthony Horowitz and many others.
Which children’s authors do you think might write an e-short?