Agent : Julia Churchill
Michelle Harrison was born in 1979 and grew up in Grays, Essex. Before she was published she had various jobs including working in a bar, a bakery and an art gallery before becoming a children’s bookseller at Waterstones. She then went on to work as an assistant editor in children’s fiction at Oxford University Press. She now writes full-time and lives in Oxfordshire with her partner and two cats.
Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones’ Children’s Book Prize and has been sold in over sixteen territories. It is followed by two sequels, The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets. In 2012, Michelle launched her own merchandising business for the trilogy: www.tickeyend.com.
She has since published Unrest, a stand-alone ghost novel for teens and is now working on a second young adult novel. Aside from writing, Michelle’s favourite things are art, animals (especially black cats), old objects, spooky places, and her Mini Cooper.