I’m an ex-lawyer turned award-winning poet, author and children’s advocate. Some of my writing is funny (or at least I hope it is…), but some is serious and addresses important things that aren’t always talked about. I often think about how we live and what we can do to make our lives, and the lives of others, a little bit better.

My writing has won multiple international awards and been featured on TV, radio and public transport, as well as in hospitals, hospices, prisons, books, magazines and newspapers around the world, including virtually every newspaper in the UK.

My books have been described as ‘stunningly original’ by BookTrust and ‘a must for every school library and classroom’ by The School Librarian. They include Dear Ugly Sisters (which won the 2021 NSTBA Award for Poetry), Rita’s Rabbit, Being Me (which was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Award 2022), and We Need to Talk About Love / Love Factually (which Richard Curtis describes as ‘much better and more useful than my film’). I’m currently working on a number of books for children and adults (due to be published by Walker, Hachette, Nosy Crow, Bloomsbury and Audible).

When not writing, I spend my time visiting schools around the world and working with organisations such as the National Literacy TrustRoyal Society of Medicine and UNICEF to try to improve the lives of children.

“a fantastic nosy parker” The Guardian

“entertaining and informed” Sydney Morning Herald

“Bubbly, lively, endlessly curious and exceedingly thoughtful, Mucha possesses that trait all journalists would kill for: the knack for getting a total stranger to open up almost immediately and spill their guts.” New Zealand Herald