Alice Hemming

My job
I am a children's author and I write for children of all ages.  I have had over 50 books published in the UK and internationally, including picture books and chapter books.  I have also written for websites, reading schemes and even a talking bear! Two of my books were selected for the National Library Summer Reading Challenge.    As well as writing I love visiting schools to share my work and run literacy workshops.

My background

As a child, I loved drawing and writing and always fancied the idea of writing a book but when I grew up I forgot about it and did grown-up jobs for a little while.   I worked as a librarian, a website editor and an Outreach manager for a university.  I kept on with the drawing and writing but just as a hobby.  I didn't seem to have any story ideas.  It was only when I had children of my own that I left my full-time job and suddenly seemed to have lots of story ideas.  My first picture book was published in 2013 and I haven't stopped since!