Wendy's debut was shortlisted for the ‘Branford Boase Outstanding First Novel’ Award and she has gone on to published 20 children’s books. Her latest, Lubna and Pebble (illustrated by Daniel Egneus), won the 'Margaret Wise Brown Prize for Children's Literature' and was listed as one of Time Magazine's Best 10 Children's Books of the Year. Her first book, A Hen in the Wardrobe, was inspired by her time living in Algeria and won the John C Laurence Award for ‘literature that improves relations between the races’. She temporarily left her academic career at Oxford University to write the internationally bestselling Wendy Quill series, illustrated by her daughter Mina May – who at the age of 10, became the youngest professional illustrator in the world. She has gone on to write both middle grade novels and picture books in collaboration with a variety of wonderful illustrators. Wendy is particularly known for writing children's books that promote child well being.
As well as being a children’s writer, Wendy is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter and a single mum of 4.
When she’s not writing or lecturing, she loves painting, clambering over Dartmoor, and swimming in the sea.
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