Stephanie Burgis is the author of the Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson (a trilogy of Regency fantasy adventures for children) and Masks and Shadows, a historical fantasy novel for adults. Her first book, A Most Improper Magick, won the 2011 Waverton Good Read Children’s Award for best début children’s novel by a British writer. She lives in Wales with her husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, their two young sons, and their sweet old border collie mix, Maya. You can find out more on her website: