Laura Dockrill is an award-winning British author and illustrator. Her Darcy Burdock series has been short-listed for the Waterstones Book of The Year Prize and both Darcy Burdock and Lorali have both been long-listed for the Carnegie Medal. Her previous works Mistakes In The Background, Ugly Shy Girl and Echoes earned her many plaudits. She has performed works on BBC Radio 1 through 6, on programmes including Woman’s Hour, Open Book and Blue Peter. Laura is on the advisory panel at the Ministry Of Stories, and has judged many literary prizes including the John Betjeman Poetry Prize, the BBC National Short Story Prize and the BAFTA Children’s Prize.