Fiona Barker

As a child Fiona spent so much time with her teacher-of-the-deaf mother that she made herself some cardboard hearing aids so she would fit in. Now she gets to play with the real thing in her part-time job as an audiologist.

Fiona believes that a good picture book is for life, not just for childhood. Although slightly addicted to twitter, she also enjoys reality and set up Picture Book Club to bring picture book enthusiasts together #IRL to stroke books and eat cake.

Fiona lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and pet rats. Her picture book about a boy and his dream dog will be published by Tiny Tree in 2018.