The basic stuff.
Hello! I write middle grade fiction, and I'm the author of Erica's Elephant and The Bookshop Girl. I am represented by the heroic Bryony Woods of Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency.
The extra stuff. (Informational icing.)
I grew up in Redhill, England, where I spent an entire childhood reading fiction, dreaming up stories and Pretending. I then tried very hard to get to grips with the real world by studying politics and going in to social science research. This was a shock. Thankfully, I discovered improvised comedy at university, which allowed me to carry on making up stories for at least 30% of my waking hours.
Now I write my stories down, preferably by lamp-light with tea. I only ever really write the bad ones: the good ones write themselves without warning, generally when I was planning to go to bed.
I live in London these days, with a motley crew of chums. I still perform comedy, and I am one half of musical duo The Peablossom Cabaret.