Joanne Harris MBE was born in Barnsley, studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years. She has written eighteen novels (including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film), two novellas, two collections of short stories, a Doctor Who novella, guest episodes for the game Zombies, Run!, the libretti for two short operas, several screenplays, a musical and three cookbooks. Her books are published in over fifty countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is currently the Chair of the Society of Authors (SOA) and member of the Board of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). You can find her on Twitter @joannechocolat.
'Joanne is not only master of her craft but has the rare gift of being able to explain that craft and offer peerless advice in the clearest, no-nonsense, practical and entertaining of ways.' Matt Haig '[Joanne Harris's] pithy, often very funny advice demystifies writing and the publishing industry for new and aspiring writers.' Cressida Cowell 'Joanne Harris's Ten Tweets have been tiny islands of sensibleness and wisdom. [...] I'm delighted they are going to be collected in one place.' Neil Gaiman 'Joanne Harris's Ten Tweets are a constant source of pleasure, equally welcome to writers and readers. [...] Frankly, they are marvels in miniature.' Ian Rankin