Polly studied English at Birmingham University. Her novels have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal twice, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Polly lives with her husband in Bristol. Binny recently returned from living in Asia where she completed her children's book ORIGAMI HEART. Binny now works on Sydney harbour with other creative folks drinking copious amounts of dandelion tea, and getting inspiration from Jasper the smokey blue cat.