Mighty Claws Blog

Meet the author

Nat Luurtsema is the author of Mighty Claws Adventures, our beautifully illustrated tales of courage and kindness with lovable characters, challenging tongue twisters (and guaranteed LOLs)! But there’s far more to Nat than that!.

She’s a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, a BAFTA Rocliffe alumni, stand-up comic, author, actor and film director. You’d think with so many credentials under her belt she’d have to be at least only average at one of them. But we can assure you, she’s excellent in every field. (Don’t you just hate people like that?)

One of Nat’s most recent publications is a thoroughly British teen comedy starring a hilariously flawed heroine with a quip for every occasion. Aimed at young adults the latest in the series – LOU OUT OF LUCK – is out now in all good book shops.

So when Nat agreed to write about our characters and create Mighty Claws Adventures, we couldn’t believe our luck. But it turns out that like all the rest of us never-grew-ups out there, Nat just loves dinosaurs. So let’s hear from the woman herself:

“I love dinosaurs, and I always have. They’re so huge and weird, they’re like creatures from a (very violent) fairy tale. So when I was asked to write a series of picture books about dinosaurs, I felt like a dino egg had cracked open and my dream job had poked its head out.”

“I love writing these four, slightly wimpy characters. Adventures keep happening to them and they’re really not looking for it.”

“But that’s life as a dinosaur, lots of growling, roaring and giant monsters when maybe all you want to do is lie in the sunshine and scratch your belly.”

So there you have it. We love dinosaurs, you love dinosaurs, Nat loves dinosaurs and kids love dinosaurs too.

Enter the code EVOLVE20 in the shop for 20% off the book of your choice this August (2019).

Mighty Claws Adventures are available now.