• When Marie Basting was fifteen, she was told by a careers advisor that girls like her don’t become writers. For a long time, she believed this. But then something magical happened and Marie finally came to realise that girls like her can do anything they want.  Princess BMX is her debut novel. 

    Marie has an MA Creative Writing and is an experienced learning and development practitioner. As ARA Networks for SCBWI British Isles, Marie supports the development of writers and illustrators at all stages of their careers. She also offers freelance creative writing tuition to both adults and children and is an Associate Lecturer at Manchester Met University. She lives in Manchester with her husband, son and a giant, hairy woo-dog called Polly.


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