Skye McKenna grew up in the iron ore mining town of Newman in the Australian outback. Surrounded by the red dust of the Great Sandy Desert, she developed a healthy respect for wild things and wild places at a young age. Longing for adventures of her own, she travelled to England and fell in love with the British countryside. Skye now works in heritage and recently curated the Magic & Mystery exhibition for Barley Hall, York, introducing visitors to real and legendary wizards and alchemists and developing activities for school children and families visiting the exhibition.
'There are only two sorts of fantasy story: the ones that feel fake and the ones that feel real. It's hard to explain the difference, but you know the real ones when you read them, and Hedgewitch is one of them.' Philip Reeve, author of Mortal Engines 'So full of magic and adventure - I wish I'd written it myself!' Linda Chapman 'Oozes magic from every page. The start of a cosy, compelling series for anyone who's ever wanted to be a witch.' Aisha Bushby 'A richly inventive story' Gillian Cross