Ali Sparkes was born in Southampton. Her school report said she would do so much better if she would only stop hanging out of the window! Ali soon got a job as a reporter and then spent some years running a magazine and writing comedy for regional and network BBC radio.
Her first book was The Shapeshifter: Finding The Fox. The first in the five part series of adventures about Dax Jones, who turns into a fox and all his COLA (Children Of Limitless Ability) friends. Oxford University Press published it in May 2006. She now has well over 40 books out, including—Blue Peter award winner—Frozen In Time. Ali will be reading from the latest book in her brilliant Shapeshifter series doing a Feather and Fang event.