Maggie Holman writes speculative fiction for all ages. Her love of the fantastical and the unusual stems from early childhood, when she would often withdraw into imaginary worlds. In all her writing, she loves to speculate about the possibilities that lie outside and alongside the real world. A native of the North East of England, she left the area and headed to the Forest of Dean in 1995. Her first three books, 'The Wishing Sisters' (2008),  the children's Christmas story 'Footprints in the Snow' (2011) and 'The Knocking' (2017), are all inspired by the mystery and atmosphere of this area. She left the UK in 2009 and now lives in Belgium.