Vashti Hardy is the critically acclaimed author of fantasy adventure stories. Her debut Brightstorm was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and Books Are My Bag Awards, and selected to be Booksellers Association Children’s Book of the Season. Brightstorm won the West Sussex Children’s Story Book Award. Wildspark won the Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 (‘The Best Story’).
Vashti has an MA in Creative Writing from Chichester University and is an alumna of and mentor at the Golden Egg Academy. Vashti was a primary school teacher for several years, and has a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing and creating fantasy worlds. She lives near Brighton with her family.