Bestselling author of the award-winning Geek Girl series, which received both the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Leeds Book Award.
During her teens, she worked briefly as a fashion model. She later earned a bachelor's degree in literature and a master's degree in Shakespearean studies from the University of Bristol.
Before rising to fame as a writer, she taught English classes in Japan.
After traveling widely in Asia and Australia, she returned to her native England and settled in London. She has featured her niece on her Instagram.