Lou Carter grew up in Kent and spent most of her childhood playing music. Her work as a school teacher sparked her love of children’s picture books and funny fiction. She lives in Cambridge.
Lou's picture book There Is No Dragon in This Story (Bloomsbury), illustrated by Deborah Allwright, is published in more than 20 international territories, and has been followed by There Is No Big Bad Wolf in This Story.
Lou is also the author of the very funny Oscar the Hungry Unicorn series (Orchard), illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and The Great Hamster Getaway (Bloomsbury), illustrated by Magda Brol.