Phyllida Shrimpton is a full time mother of a teenage daughter and currently lives in Essex with her husband, badly behaved small Jack Russell and challenging large Saint Bernard.
She achieved a Post Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management, but soon jumped ships to work with teenagers, including students with Asperger's syndrome on an Essex based agricultural college farm before eventually moving to live temporarily in The Netherlands.
Her interests are reading, producing fine detailed black and white ink artwork and writing.
Her first book, Sunflowers in February, will be published by Bonnier in February 2018.
Photo credit: © David Murray 2016
Agent: Broo Doherty