The Mystical Mutt

The success story of two Scottish Authors


With his higgledy-piggledy tower of of toast and his magic that doesn’t always work, Badger the Mystical Mutt is the star of the hugely successful series of children’s books by new authors Lyn McNicol and Laura Jackson.

With backgrounds in PR and the theatre, a chance meeting and a shared dream inspired a character that has taken Scotland by storm. They have risked it all to follow their passion for writing, deciding to turn down the traditional publishing routes and go it alone.

By combining genuine humour and a subtle social message throughout the fun packed books, they’ve found an enthralled audience close to home, personal satisfaction in their success so far and a world of opportunities waiting to take Badger to an even bigger stage. In this specially commissioned programme for BBC Radio Scotland, Julia Sutherland talks to the authors, editors, agents, friends and even the children that have made this homegrown passion project into an international success.

“My raison d’ĂȘtre has changed…we want to see Badger’s light shine out across the globe.”Lynn McNicol
BBC Minisite