Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling and bossing younger sisters around so she began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born.
Abie has a life-long love of fairy tales and mythology and her work is greatly influenced by these themes. Her picture books include The Fairytale Hairdresser series, which follows the adventures of Kittie Lacey, stylist to all of fairyland from the Big Bad Wolf to the Little Mermaid. When anyone has a problem, it’s Kittie they turn to. See how many fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters you can spot!
For older children, she writes The Magic Potions Shop series (about a pixie training to be a potions master, and making a lot of mistakes along the way); the Tally and Squill books (mystery stories with coded passages, magic rooms and a clever squirrel); as well as How to Catch a Witch .
Abie lives with her family by the sea in in Hove.
See www.abielongstaff.com for more details.