I've worked as a TV & radio writer and performer in London, Paris, Los Angeles and Hong Kong for broadcasters including CITV, BBC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and HBO. I currently live in Hong Kong where I present 'Miss Adventure' for Radio Television Hong Kong. I doubt you've heard of me. 'The Wishing Machine' was my first joyride into kids' lit and the first completed book I've written: a huge personal achievement, even if it is only 123 pages. The humorous story reflects my fisheye on the oddities and quirks of the modern British family and obsessive interest in the magical possibilities of washing machines, the latter being the subject of my Finals thesis while a student at Cambridge University. I graduated with a 2,1 in spinning.
My late grandfather, Elias Davies, was a Welsh poet. Unfortunately, his legacy is in Welsh. I'm still struggling to translate whether he's been an influence on my writing or not. My grandfather's grandfather was a naval officer who inexplicably changed his name from David Samuel to Samuel Davies. I'm still struggling to translate whether this means I'm Jewish. I'm a Prince's Trust ambassador (in 2010 I was a contributor to the 'Celebrity Cookbook', raising funds for the Trust). I'm patron of the Reformed Foundation and joint artistic director of CIC Arts Saves Lives International with artist/ illustrator Charlotte Farhan. My life motto is 'You're only young once. But you can be immature forever.' For more on me me me, don't visit www.sadiekaye.tv.