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Janis Mackay

Janis Mackay was born and grew up in Edinburgh, but moved to London to study journalism. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has held writer-in-residence posts in both Caithness and Sutherland. She currently lives in Edinburgh, where she teaches creative writing and works as a writer and storyteller. She is the author of many books for children of all ages, including picture books The Wee Seal and The Selkie Girl, and children’s novels the Magnus Fin Trilogy (the first book of which won the 2009 Kelpies Prize) and the Accidental Time Traveller series. The Accidental Time Traveller won a Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2013.

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