Mimi Thebo is an American of Cajun descent, now living and working in England. She has been a copywriter, a cowgirl and a cocktail waitress but is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University College. Her adult books include THE SAINT WHO LOVED ME (Alison & Busby 2002), WELCOME TO EUDORA (Random House US 2007). On the children’s side Mimi’s wonderful debut WIPE OUT (HarperCollins 2003) on adapting to loss was made into a BBC short film which won a BAFTA. She followed this with HIT THE ROAD JACK (2004), GET REAL (also HarperCollins 2005) and has also written a beautiful chapter book DRAWING TOGETHER (2005) for Walker Books on imagination, difference and friendship. Mimi has completed her PhD and is now working on two new YA books.