Before she could walk, Gill Lewis was discovered force-feeding bread to a sick hedgehog under the rose bushes. Her passion for animals grew, and by the time she was six, she was running a veterinary hospital for creepy crawlies, mice and birds from a shed at the bottom of her garden.
When Gill grew up she became a real vet instead. She chose her first job on the Cornish Coast because she thought it might be fun to go surfing after work each day. And it was.
Gill now lives in Somerset with her husband, three children and an accumulation of pets, including the world’s smelliest dog. When she can, she packs her rucksack and travels with her family to see wild animals in wild places.
Reading and telling stories to her own children led Gill to study for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Gill won the annual course award for most promising writer. ‘Powerful and lyrical’, ‘outstanding story-telling’ and ‘a classic in the making’ are course tutors’ descriptions of Gill’s writing.