I’m an ex-lawyer turned award-winning poet and Author-in-Residence in the Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge.

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.

My books have been described as ‘stunningly original’ by BookTrust, ‘fantastic’ by the Daily Mail, ‘brilliant’ by the Telegraph, ‘a must for every school library and classroom’ by The School Librarian, and a ‘marvellous feat’ by Richard Curtis.

This year, I was the runner up for the Ruth Rendell Award for the author who’s had the most significant influence on literacy in the UK over the past year.

When not writing, I spend my time visiting schools around the world and working with organisations such as the Royal Society of Medicine, National Literacy Trust, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, 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

“The bounciest adult I’ve ever met.” Year 4 student, Kent