Robin Pridy is an editor, former journalist and writer. She grew up on Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast before moving to London in the UK. She has a BA in Geography from the University of Victoria and an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she first started her novel, EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IS FAR AWAY.

Her editing work has included books on towel origami, cat behaviour and, though still unmarried, wedding dresses. As a journalist, she wrote mostly about culture, architecture and music. Despite editing numerous travel guides, she was only sent abroad once, to the South of France, where she very quickly ran out of money.

Now in St Leonards on Sea, she edits non-fiction, mostly for children, which requires fact checking on the size of a blue whale poo, wondering how many SUVs could fit in a large wave and spell-checking ‘Argentinosaurus’. Robin lives with her partner, three children and a large, clumsy white cat named Coconut.