Alice Nuttall

Alice Nuttall is a children’s and webcomic writer who spends her free time reading, knitting, and playing D&D, occasionally all at the same time. Her superpower is the ability to find a cup of coffee no matter where she is. She blogs at

Why Do We Love Portal Fantasies?

Portal fantasies have been popular since the beginning of the fantasy genre. But why do we love them so much?

8 Fun and Festive Christmas Murder Mystery Books

Christmas is a time for family, fun…and murder. Find the best festive Christmas murder mystery books to add to your stocking, like A Mistletoe Murder by Necole Ryse.

Less Credit, Longer Hours: Illustrators’ Roles In Graphic Novels

Comics are a collaboration, but the artist's side is often overlooked. Here is how illustrators would like to see the industry change.

15 Legendary Books About King Arthur

Find adaptations, retellings and examinations of the legend. These are the best King Arthur books for kids and adults alike.

Unsettling Reading: Why Are Darker Women’s Stories Growing in Popularity?

Darker women's stories are due to be the next big trend in fiction. But why are darker stories so compelling to women readers?

How Are Smartphones Used in Mystery Novels?

Smartphones have solved a lot of logistics problems in real life - and caused problems for mystery writers by being an instant solution.

How Local Libraries Help Welcome Refugees

One Rioter explores how local libraries can support refugees and asylum seekers, and help them navigate and negotiate a new town or city.

Grab the Tissues: 10 of the Best YA Tearjerkers

If you’re in the mood for a good cry, this list of YA tearjerkers will give you plenty of options for a wallow with a book and a blanket, including Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas.

16 of the Best Children’s Books About Friendship

Friendships can be difficult to negotiate, especially when you’re young. These are the best children’s books about friendship to start with, like Lotus and Feather by Ji-Li Jiang.

How are Older Adults Depicted In Fiction?

Fiction mostly focuses on younger protagonists, but are older characters always sidelined? One Rioter takes a look at fiction for the answer.