Rebecca Patterson grew up in Bolton and studied Fashion at East London Polytechnic and The Royal College of Art, before going on to do the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, where she was one of the winners of the Macmillan Prize.
My Big Shouting Day! won the prestigious Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was chosen for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program.
Rebecca's brilliant fiction debut A Moon Girl Stole My Friend, illustrated by herself, was followed by A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover (both Andersen Press), with a third title still to come. New picture books from Rebecca are also in the pipeline.
Rebecca lives in Cambridge with a husband, teenagers and an elderly pug dog.