Sandy Horsely

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I am an author, illustrator and printmaker based in Suffolk, UK.

I used to work in magazine publishing but always dreamed of returning to my first love of writing and illustrating stories.

Prior to the MA, I was a third place winner in the Macmillan Prize and in 2018 I was a winner in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Undiscovered Voices competition.

When working on my illustrations I love to experiment with traditional printmaking and drawing techniques. I like the unpredictable results and accidental marks that you get. I develop these images digitally, building up my illustrations in layers.

I like to write funny stories and develop strong characters that have some spirit and a sense of fun.

When I’m not writing, drawing or getting inky fingernails, I can be found walking along the beautiful East Anglian coastline.