Mimi Thebo is a multi Carnegie-medal nominated author for children and teens. She writes about recovery from trauma and her books often feature deep connections to animals and the natural world. Her work has been translated into twelve languages, adapted for a BAFTA-winning BBC film, and signed for deaf children by ITV.
Born in the USA, she is based in South West England, where she is Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol and lives with her husband of 35 years, her teenage daughter, her dog and the very last cat she will ever own. She writes in a tiny shed in her back garden early in the morning, when sensible people are asleep.