Karen McCombie has written over 80 children’s novels which have been published worldwide. Her books include the best-selling Ally’s World series (Scholastic), the Angels Next Door trilogy (Puffin), much-loved ghost story The Girl Who Wasn’t There and WW2 evacuee drama Catching Falling Stars (both Scholastic). She has also written for Walker (Indie Kidd series), Faber (You, Me & Thing series) and Barrington Stoke (the upcoming Mystery of Me, amongst others).
Karen’s most recent books include St Grizzle’s School For Girls (a new, younger series for Stripes), and history/mystery novel The Pearl in the Attic (published by Scholastic June 2017). She also has a new historical title publishing in 2018, for Nosy Crow.