I relish creating characters, images and stories for children, usually in the form of poems. My poems have been published in anthologies and magazines around the world, and in 2016, I won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize. Last year, I performed on BBC Radio 3’s drive time programme, In Tune, and my poem The Land of Blue was performed by Helena Bonham Carter and featured on BBC Radio 6 Music.

I’m currently working on a non-fiction book for adults, Love, Factually. The book explores love by combining extensive research with conversations I’ve had with hundreds of strangers on every continent – from a farmer in northern Argentina to a psychologist in Antarctica.

My professional background is varied: I worked as a face painter, studied flying trapeze, philosophy and psychology, and swam in Antarctica before becoming a lawyer at an international law firm. 

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at laura@lauramucha.com.