Katya Balen read English at university and then completed an MPhil researching the impact of stories on autistic children's behaviour. She has worked in a variety of special-needs schools and is the co-founder of Mainspring Arts - a not-for-profit organisation that provides creative opportunities for neurodivergent adults. Laura Carlin is an illustrator and ceramicist based in London. She has won numerous awards for her children's books, including a BolognaRagazzi Award and a V&A Book Illustration Award. Her favourite things to draw are dogs and sad people.
The struggles of those with autism and those who love them in a book with an achingly huggable main character * Kirkus Reviews *