My childhood was spent in various military camps scattered about the globe and I am primarily solar-powered, most likely due to my Maltese genes. I spend most of my income funding my book habit and I have a slight obsession with the 8B pencil. I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of eleven and I’m a Blue Peter badge-holder.

I attained a BA (Hons) and MDes in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art, and I currently live on the edge of the South Downs with two ridiculously small dogs and one very patient husband.

Subjects I get suitably nerdy about include: feminism, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, a fairer society, pencils, the entire Kingdom Animalia, Swing and Lindy Hop, Humanism, advancements in scientific knowledge, ukuleles, animal rights, YA, vegetarianism and picture books.