Abiola Bello


The Lil' Author Skool is founded by London born author Abiola Bello, 'A. Bello' who wrote her debut novel 'Emily Knight I am...' at aged 12!  

Abiola is the author of the award-winning, bestselling middle-grade/teen fantasy series Emily Knight (Emily Knight I am, Emily Knight I am...Awakened and Emily Knight I am...Becoming). She is represented by The Bent Agency and is currently working on her next book. 


Book awards: Winner of London's Big Read 2019, finalist for The People's Book Prize 2019, nominated for the Carnegie Award 2019. 

Abiola is London Book Fair Trailblazer Winner 2018 and is currently on the advisory group for World Book Day UK. Abiola is an advocate for diversity in books especially for young people.


Abiola is also the co-founder of The Author School, Hashtag Press, Hashtag BLAK, The Diverse Book Awards and ink!


​Fun fact! Abiola is a professional street dancer and choreographer.  She has performed for 10 years in prestigious venues such as The Royal Opera House, The Barbican, Sadler’s Wells, Hammersmith Apollo, Stratford Theatre Royal. She has appeared on The Apprentice, Got To Dance and Street Dance AllStars The Movie.

For more info on Abiola and her books, please visit her website on www.a-bello.com

Or connect with her on Twitter and Instagram





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