Gill Arbuthnott was born and brought up in Edinburgh, but escaped briefly to study in St Andrews and Southampton. She couldn’t stay away, however, and now lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat. When she’s not writing, she works as a biology teacher. She says writing for children is possibly the best job in the world. She writes both fiction and fun factual books for children. Her novels for older children include Chaos Clock, Chaos Quest, Dark Spell and Winterbringers (all Kelpies), dyslexia-friendly books with Barrington Stoke and The Keeper’s Daughter (Chicken House). Gill has also written two picture books, Lost at the Zoo and Giant Panda Party (Picture Kelpies).
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