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I have always wanted to be a writer. I began scribbling down stories as soon as I could hold a pencil, and wrote my first novel when I was only seven. I have now sold more than a million copies around the world, and am so grateful to my readers who have made my dreams come true.

My novels for adults include Beauty in Thorns, inspired by the extraordinary true love story behind Edward Burne-Jones’s famous ‘Sleeping Beauty’ paintings; Bitter Greens, which won the American Library Association Award for Best Historical Fiction, and The Wild Girl, which was inspired by the true story behind the Grimm brothers’ collection of their famous fairy tales. I have also written many books for children, including Vasilisa the Wise & Other Tales of Brave Young Women, which won a silver medal in the Fairies and Folklore category of the Readers Favorite awards in the US, and the bestselling Impossible Quest series, which has been optioned for a film

I have a Doctorate of Creative Arts in fairy-tale studies, and am also an accredited performance storyteller with The Australian Guild of Storytellers.

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