Polly Ho-Yen used to be a primary school teacher in London and, while she was teaching there, she used to get up very early in the morning to write stories. The first of those stories is BOY IN THE TOWER. Her books have been shortlisted for, among others awards, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. She’s still writing stories and though she doesn’t teach now, she still visits schools… only now they’re all over the country. She lives in Bristol with her husband and daughter.