Margaret Bateson-Hill is the author of seven picture books, including Masha and the Firebird –  winner of The English 4-11 Award Fiction Key stage 2.  In 2008 she published  her first novel in the Dragon Racer Trilogy, First Flight – an adventure story set in Brixton, Blackpool and Brighton. (Long-listed for the Brilliant Book Award.) The sequel, Legacy of Fire was published June 2011 and the final book, The Silver Flame was published Spring 2014. At present she is writing a new middle grade fantasy with a talking cat and a girl called Bluebird. Margaret is also a storyteller in schools, libraries and museums.