After completing a BA and MA at the University of Manchester, A M Howell now writes policy documents for local government. In 2015, she was one of 15 writers selected to take part in the Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children Course, tutored by children’s author Catherine Johnson. A M Howell lives in rural Suffolk with her husband and two sons, and was inspired to write The Garden of Lost Secrets by the discovery of a 100-year-old gardener’s notebook at Ickworth House in Suffolk.
Felicity McLean’s journalism has appeared in The Good Weekend, the Daily Telegraph and the Big Issue, and she has ghostwritten celebrity autobiographies. The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone is her first novel. She lives in Australia.
Remy Lai studied fine arts, with a major in painting and drawing. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore, and currently lives in Brisbane, Australia where she writes and draws stories for kids, with her two dogs by her side. Pie in the Sky is her debut middle-grade novel.
Wayétu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book and is a
graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and
the University of Southern California. She teaches at the
City University of New York's John Jay College and lives in