Sophia Bennett

Sophia Bennett was born in Yorkshire in 1966 and grew up travelling around the world as an army child. She had wanted to be an author from a young age, but had various careers in business before taking the leap to writing books and screenplays.

In 2009 she won the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition with her debut novel, Threads, set in the world of London fashion. This was followed by the two sequels in the trilogy, Beads and Stars. The Look, a sensitive and wittily observed take on the modelling industry, was followed by two more books, You Don't Know Me and The CastleLove Song, Sophia's seventh book for Chicken House, was published in April 2016.

Sophia lives in London with her husband and four children, and regularly presents at schools and book festivals.