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Sue Hampton writes for adults as well as children and teenagers, and across genres. An ex-teacher, she was inspired by the stories of Michael Morpurgo, because she witnessed their emotional power over young readers. Like him, she aims to write deep, compelling novels that will make people think and feel. Now a full-time author, Sue visits schools of all kinds and works with young people of all ages. Many of her passions can be detected in her novels, which are all different, (some historical, one futuristic, one magical and funny) but have in common themes like love, courage, freedom and our right to be different. Sue herself looks a little different from most women because she has alopecia, having lost all her hair in 1981. After writing THE WATERHOUSE GIRL about a girl with alopecia, she began going bareheaded and feels strangely liberated even though it isn't easy. As an Ambassador for Alopecia UK she supports others with hair loss and led a team on Eggheads, winning £29K for the charity. Sue also lectures on the importance of fiction in school. Describe Sue in three adjectives? Passionate, individual and idealistic. Describe her novels in three adjectives? Powerful, "beautifully written" (says Michael Morpurgo of THE WATERHOUSE GIRL) and challenging. TRACES made the top three in The People's Book Prize 2012 and FRANK won bronze in The Wishing Shelf award 2013. Her adult work includes FLASHBACK AND PURPLE, ARIA and two short story collections, RAVELLED and WOKEN, and she now has a picture book for pre-school - Y2: I AM ME for People not Borders.
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