Wendy is an award winning writer of fiction inspired by real life. She is interested in the human drama, the stories which tug at the heart strings and the amazing resilience of people who battle through desperate situations to come out the other side, happier. She hopes her stories will leave readers with a sense of hope and expectation that life can get better, even when the chances look slim.

Her book, BRING ME SUNSHINE, is the Children's & Young Adult​ Winner of the 2018 International Rubery Book Award, a prestigious award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses. BRING ME SUNSHINE was also a finalist in the 2013 Mslexia Children's Novel Competition. Wendy also received an honorary mention in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators 2018 Undiscovered Voices competition.

In the past she has worked with both children and adults as a teacher, hypnotherapist and creative writing therapist, as well as many other things ... cook, clerk, waitress, barmaid, shelf-stacker, pill packer, nanny, cleaner and shop-assistant.

As well as writing books, Wendy also now teaches creative writing to adults and children in Cumbria, is the proud owner of Opens external link in new windowMagic Beans, (a small literary consultancy in the Lake District) and a founder member of Opens external link in new windowSouth Lakes Writers.

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Kate lives in Sheffield with her partner, two young children and an assortment of pets.

She has spent over fourteen years working as a secondary school teacher, teaching English to teenagers who suffer from severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

She began writing because she wanted to tell people about the kind of lives some young people experience, but it soon became apparent that her subject matter and style of writing was effective in engaging reluctant readers as well as a more mainstream audience.

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