Marie Basting

When Marie Basting* was fifteen, she was told by a careers advisor that girls like her don’t become writers. For a long time, she believed this. But then something magical happened and Marie finally came to realise that girls like her can do anything they want.  Princess BMX is her debut novel.

Marie lives in Manchester with her husband, son and a giant, hairy woo-dog called Polly, where she spends her days creating funny, feisty, fantastical stories for middle graders. On the rare occasions she does come back to reality, you’ll find her encouraging other writers and readers to defy expectations and #BeMoreBMX.

And in case you’re wondering, Marie’s rubbish at BMX. And rock climbing. And skateboarding. In fact she’s about as extreme as your granny’s slippers, but at least she has a go, hey!

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