B.R. Collins, as the daughter of a successful author, has written stories and poems for as long as she can remember. She won the Young National Poetry Competition twice before going on to study English at King’s College, Cambridge. Then she trained as an actor at LAMDA, before realizing that writing was the perfect way to keep herself sane while she tried to find work. Her first book, The Traitor Game, won the Branford Boase Award. Since then she has published six other YA novels with Bloomsbury and been shortlisted for the Stonewall Awards and the Coventry Inspiration Award, as well as being longlisted for the UKLA Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal several times. She has also had two plays produced.