Tanya Ravenswater was born in County Down, Northern Ireland in 1962. After working as a nurse and a bereavement counsellor, she started writing fiction and poetry for both adults and children. She has published a collection of short stories for women, and has also been short-listed and published in the Cheshire Prize anthologies. Her children's poem, 'Badger', was the winner of the 2014-15 Cheshire Prize for Literature. You can follow her on Twitter @starlingbird.