Mandy Archer's love of words started one Christmas when Santa brought her a typewriter. Wind forward three decades and Mandy’s still typing. After training as an editor, she went on to become the Creative Head of Children’s Books for BBC Worldwide, nurturing a host of characters including Wallace & Gromit and the Teletubbies. Since then she has devised all kinds of titles for children and teens, ranging from board books for babies through to paperbacks and pop-ups. For the record, she still can’t shake her stationery habit. Her prize possession is a rather snazzy electronic pencil sharpener.