Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and started writing stories from the age of eight. She then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Telegraph, and Vogue (US).
It was reading so many stories to her son Joshua, that encouraged
her to start writing children’s books…
Francesca Simon joins the lineup for World Book Day 2016’s Biggest Book Show On EarthRead more »
Horrid Henry’s Krazy Ketchup has been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award 2016, which is the only national award for children’s books that is voted for entirely by children.Read more »