BIO: I am a children’s book specialist who worked for seven years in editorial departments in the United States. I now teaching writing for children at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature (NCRCL) in Roehampton University in London. I also offer freelance editorial services. Recently, I’ve had two clients long-listed and short-listed for the Chicken House Competition, one signed by an agent, and another has had her book requested by OUP. Please see my website (www.lauraatkins.com) and blog (www.lauraatkins.com/newblog) for more information.