Welcome to Applecore Books...

... contemporary fiction for teenagers and young adults. 

Applecore Books was set up to provide a home for stories that readers love and that authors believe in. Created by the authors themselves, Applecore specialises in fiction for children and young adults that is based on real life. We don't do fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal or futuristic - instead, we believe there's enough emotion, action, excitement and adventure right here, right now, in the world we all live in!

Applecore is the brainchild of Kate Hanney and Wendy Storer.

Our name is a metaphor. It’s the bit of the apple most people don’t want, and yet it’s the bit with all the seeds for new growth.

We have both worked as teachers with some of the most disadvantaged children in society, and believe that as with applecores, every single child has the seeds within them, to grow into the person they would really love to be.

School Visits and Book Discounts

Both Wendy and Kate are able to offer author visits to schools. We will tailor our visits to the needs of your students, but typically, this involves readings, questions and answer sessions and delivering creative writing exercises and tasks. Please Opens window for sending emailcontact us if you would like to know more about how an author visit from us can motivate and inspire your students. 

NB - All our books are available at a discount for schools.


Because our novels address serious social issues through gripping and accessible narratives, they are always received really well by students and lend themselves perfectly to classroom study. Currently, we have a a 57 page pack of differentiated teaching resources available for Opens internal link in current windowSafe and KS2 and KS3 Activity Packs for Opens internal link in current windowBring Me Sunshine

Signed Books

Buy any Applecore book directly from us, and have it personally signed by the author. :-D Opens internal link in current windowContact us direct, for details.