Narinder Dhami is the author of 'Starring Alice Mackenzie', published by Harpercollins and second prizewinner in the TSB Birmingham Children's Book Award 1996. She is also a contributor to several bestselling series, 'The Sleepover Club' (Collins), 'Animal Ark Pets' (Hodder) and 'Animal Crackers' (Transworld). She was a primary teacher until 1990, when she began writing full time. She contributed towards new titles in the 'New Adventures of the Wishing Chair' series, such as: 'The Land of Mythical Creatures', 'Winter Wonderland', 'Giantland' and 'Spellworld'. She lives with her husband in Cambridge.