is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her debut short story collection, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night
, is published by Two Roads and her children's picture book series about a book-loving dragon called Franklin is published by Thames & Hudson. She is also the Sunday Times
bestselling author of the Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops
series and The Bookshop Book
. She received an Eric Gregory Award, was awarded the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, and her poetry collection The Girl Aquarium
is forthcoming from Bloodaxe.