Sophie Kirtley grew up in Northern Ireland, where she spent her childhood climbing on hay bales, rolling down sand-dunes and leaping the raw Atlantic waves. Nowadays she lives in Wiltshire with her husband, three children and their mini-menagerie of pets and wild things.
Sophie has always loved stories: she taught English in secondary schools for many years and has worked in a theatre, a bookshop and a tiny pub where folk tell fairytales by candlelight. Sophie is also a prize-winning published poet, writing for both adults and children.
In 2018 Sophie graduated with Distinction from the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Her picture book Moles…According to Mike won the Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize 2017 and her middle grade novel Hartboy was shortlisted for the 2017 Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize and will go out on submission very soon!
Represented by Nancy Miles