About Jane Elson: After performing as an actress and comedy improviser for many years, Jane fell into writing stories and plays. A Room Full of Chocolate was her first book for children and won Peters' Book of the Year and the Leeds Book Award as well as being longlisted for the Branford Boase and nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She went on to write the multi award winning How To Fly With Broken Wings, winner of the Weald Book, Shrewsbury Book Award, Calderdale Book Of The Year Award, Hillingdon Book Award and Peters Book of The Year and so became the only author to win this prestigious award two years running. How To Fly With Broken Wings was also nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Her third novel Swimming To The Moon was shortlisted for the Dudley Book Award.
When she is not writing Jane spends her time running creative writing and comedy improvisation workshops for children with special educational needs. Jane is also an advocate for rescue animals having fostered for Cats Protection, she is also very proud to have recently done an event with Dogs Trust Harefield . She was also a guest practitioner at Soho Theatre's Writer's Lab. Selected as a New Voice in the Guardian's guide to The Best New Children's Books 2014 and 2015, Jane is described as 'A new author to watch.' Follow Jane on Twitter: @JJELSON35
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