About the Author
Lorna Murphy is an author and illustrator of children's books based in Suffolk, UK. She grew up on the coast but has been landlocked for 20 years. She still misses the sea. After 16 years working in the public sector, she decided enough was enough and signed up to study illustration, at the Cambridge School of Art in the UK. It was here that she discovered the world of illustrated books and has been hooked ever since. Since graduating with an MA in Children's Book Illustration, she has worked as a freelance illustrator of children’s books for clients such as MacMillan and Burroughs Wellcome as well as many independent publishers. She feels very privileged to be living and working in a world of books and the children who love them. When not working as a freelance illustrator, she spends her time creating her own books, writing, critiquing, and attending any event with the words: 'book' or 'illustration' in the title. She can often be found wandering around the East Anglia with a sketchbook or camera in search of inspiration.