Lucy Courtenay has officially been writing children’s fiction since 1999, and unofficially for a lot longer than that. Her desk drawers are full of half-finished stories waiting for the right moment to emerge and dance around her study in a shower of exuberant paperclips. She’s written for series such as THE SLEEPOVER CLUB, ANIMAL ARK, DOLPHIN DIARIES and BEAST QUEST, NAUGHTY FAIRIES, DREAM DOGS, ANIMAL ANTICS, SCARLET SILVER, WILD and, most recently, SPACE PENGUINS. She is also an freelance editor of children’s fiction. Those writers unfortunate enough to have her editing them wilt when they see her coming, because she knows they’ve been eating biscuits and watching telly when they were supposed to be writing their second drafts. She knows because that’s what she does too.
In her spare time, she sings with the BBC Symphony Chorus and forages for mushrooms which her husband wisely refuses to touch.
You can contact Lucy via firstname.lastname@example.org, follow her on Twitter @LucyCourtenay1, and find out more about her books on the Curtis Brown website. She’s also available for hire: school and library events, editing, reading and reviewing manuscripts and any manner of bookish endeavours.