RACHEL Valentine was born in Kent and grew up in both the UK and Germany. She read psychology at Warwick University, then physiotherapy at Brunel. She then practiced as a physiotherapist in the NHS in London until her husband’s work took them to Singapore where they lived for 6 years before returning to the UK in 2013.
Rachel has always enjoyed writing, encouraged when she won a limerick competition at the age of 8 (although she suspects she may have been the only entrant!). She now has two little boys of her own and has rediscovered how much she loves writing for children. More information on Rachel can be found on her website: www.rachelvalentine.co.uk
Rachel’s debut picture book, Marmaduke The Very Different Dragon was illustrated by Ed Eaves and published by Bloomsbury and was quickly followed by her second book, Marmaduke the Very Popular Dragon. Rachel’s third book, Audrey The Amazing Inventor illustrated by Katie Weymouth was published in 2018 by Quarto Books. Her most recent book, Don’t Mess with a Princess was illustrated by Rebecca Bagley and published in 2019 by Penguin Random House. Rachel is currently working on a send book for Penguin Random House which will be published in 2021.