Lucy Martin was born in Haywards Heath, Sussex, but currently lives near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk with her three batty cats and equally batty parents. Thanks to her love of animals, she holds a first-class degree with honours in Zoology from the University of Hull. Her main interests are creative writing and art, both of which she has done from an early age. She also enjoys sewing and cooking, and has (so far) managed to avoid poisoning her parents. Despite battling various health problems, Lucy has long dreamed of turning her passion for art and writing into a career that will benefit others. She attends a local art group and has exhibited and sold her work in local exhibitions. She also takes the odd commission. Her debut book is based on her experiences of growing up with autism, and also reflects her lifelong obsession with dinosaurs.