In November 2020, we read Peril in Paris (Taylor and Rose: Secret Agents), written by Katherine Woodfine.
Katherine Woodfine was born in Preston and grew up in Lancashire. Here she was practicing her detective skills at an early age! Katherine always loved books. After spending her school days reading, writing plays, editing the school magazine, and writing endless stories, she went to study English Literature at Bristol University and the University of Manchester.
Her first job was to work in a Waterstones bookshop, and since then, almost everything she has done has had a bookish theme, including working for Arts Council England’s North West office, specializing in literature.
After moving to London, she spent six years working for the reading charity Book Trust on projects such as the Children’s Laureate. This gave her the chance to work with top children’s writers and illustrators, including Anthony Browne, Julia Donaldson, Malorie Blackman, and Chris Riddell. She also looked after events such as YALC (the UK’s Young Adult Literature Convention) and prizes like the Blue Peter Book Awards.
Her first book, The Clockwork Sparrow, also a bestseller, was published by Egmont in 2015 and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award. This lovely read was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. It’s was followed by three more titles in the Sinclair’s Mysteries series – The Jewelled Moth, The Painted Dragon, and The Midnight Peacock.
If you’d like to learn more about Katherine, you can visit her website.
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