I relish creating characters, images and stories for children, usually in the form of poems. Last summer, I was very excited to win the Caterpillar Poetry Prize and perform at Latitude Festival, home to Europe’s largest poetry arena. This year, I performed on BBC Radio 3’s drive time programme, In Tune, and my poem The Land of Blue was featured on BBC Radio 6 Music.

I’m also working on a non-fiction book for adults, Love, Factually. The book explores love by combining extensive research with conversations I’ve had with 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 for an international law firm. 

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