The Tartan of Thyme series is written by 'Panama Oxridge', a pseudonym. When questioned why they used this pen name the author said:
'Using a pseudonym was partly to distance myself from my previous picture-book persona – partly because (like Justin), I’ve never liked my name – but mostly because I think it helps the reader connect with the story.'
I did some research and found that the author used to write children's picture books - explaining the 'previous picture-book persona'.
However, it says at the back of the first book of the series, Justin Thyme, that there is a clue to the author's real name hidden in the book. I didn't find it of course.
So that got me wondering, was this clue ever found? Has the author's identity been discovered?