Agent: GEMMA COOPER
Ruth Fitzgerald was born in Bridgend, South Wales. She grew up in a happy, chaotic family with far too many brothers.
When she was six years old she wrote her first story, ‘Mitzi the Mole Gets Married’ and immediately announced she wanted to be a writer. Her teacher immediately advised her that writing was a hobby and she needed to get a proper job. Since then she has tried twenty-three proper jobs, including teaching English in Japan, being a social worker and selling candles on a market stall. She has learned a lot from these experiences, mainly never to trust a teacher.
Ruth lives in Suffolk with her husband and their three children and five chickens. Her middle-grade series featuring the exploits of disaster prone Emily Sparkes is published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.