Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher. THE DREAMSNATCHER was her debut novel for 8-12year-olds and was longlisted for the Brandford Boase Award, THE SHADOW KEEPER is her second book and her third book, THE NIGHT SPINNER, will complete the trilogy in 2017. When she’s not writing, Abi volunteers for Beanstalk, teaches creative writing workshops in schools and travels the world looking for her next story. Her latest adventure involved living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia and you can read about that here.

WINTER MAGIC is a collection of stories by award-winning authors Geraldine MCCaughrean, Michelle Magorian and others.

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