Cressy was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David. When she isn't writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.
Praise for The House of Birds and Butterflies: `Oh, I just LOVED this story. All the characters are wonderful.' Isabelle Broom `I could hear the birdsong and smell the wildflowers as I read The Dawn Chorus...' Sarra Manning `McLaughlin writes so warmly and vividly, the rest of the world melts away... I love that feeling!' Kirsty Greenwood