Tamsin Winter is a multi-award-winning author who writes fresh, funny and heartfelt fiction for readers aged 10+. Tamsin grew up in a Northamptonshire village where she spent her childhood reading books and writing stories. She studied English literature and creative writing at university, and worked as an English teacher for many years. Tamsin's debut novel Being Miss Nobody won multiple awards including the Awesome Book Award, the Brilliant Book Award, and the Leicester Teen Fiction Book of the Year. Tamsin's second novel, Jemima Small Versus the Universe was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Tamsin is "fast becoming a favourite for young teens" (The Observer). Her eagerly-anticipated third novel, Girl (in Real Life) is out now. Tamsin lives in Leicestershire with her son and is currently working on her next novel.
WHY I LOVE TELLING STORIES...
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved writing stories and poems. One of my earliest memories is sitting at my grandfather's old typewriter (yes, typewriter! Google it) bashing the keys with my clumsy fingers, trying (and failing) to write without making any mistakes. Computers make writing stories a lot easier, believe me.
I love reading books because they are like little bits of paper magic. They can take you places far away, make you laugh, make you cry, make you scared, make you love and hate the world, and ultimately teach you to believe in happy endings, or at least stop you watching too much TV, which is sort of the same thing.
Reading books was enormously important to me growing up. I read about all the important stuff adults never talked to me about. I learnt about the difficult things in life, but I learnt about the awesome stuff too.
I hope you enjoy reading my books, and that somewhere inside the pages you feel something, if not exactly magic, then something real. Because that's what my stories are about.