Born in Bolton and raised in Zimbabwe, Loris Owen has lived and worked in several countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. A keen animal and nature lover, she almost trained to be a vet but decided instead to stick with words.
She has been scribbling away since childhood – first poetry and short stories, then surreal prose poetry and screenplays, and finally venturing into children’s books in 2015.
Loris now lives in Kent with her partner – a London firefighter – where I run a mowl sanctuary. Much of her philosophising, pondering and plottery is done while walking the coastal path that looks out over the English Channel. She has two brilliant stepsons and a much-loved nephew in primary school.
Loris's publishing debut is The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith (Firefly Press), a thrilling middle grade fantasy.