Siobhan Rowden lives in Hove with her husband and three children.
She studied English Literature and Communication Studies at university.
Before writing full time, Siobhan worked in film and television post production.
Stardust Academy is her fourth book for children.
Her first books, The Curse of the Bogle's Beard and The Revenge of the Ballybogs were inspired by a short story she wrote when she was a Brownie.
When she's not making up stories about deadly pickles, magical cheeses and talented cats, she likes walking her dog, growing vegetables and eating cake - all at the same time.