I grew up in a village in Wiltshire. I always wanted to be a writer, and my first stories were published in the village magazine, Kidstuff, when I was ten! I studied at the University of Oxford, and at the Northern Film School. Since then, I’ve had a number of jobs: I ran a film festival in Liverpool, I’ve worked as a stage manager in a theatre, and I’ve worked in 🌈 community engagement. A few years ago I moved to Stockholm, Sweden. When my daughter was born, my focus shifted to writing for children. I wrote The Sky Over Rebecca in short bursts while my daughter was sleeping in the middle of the day. Then I entered it for Bath Children’s Novel Award, and it ended up winning! It was the first time I’ve ever won anything, and it meant I could sign with a wonderful agent, Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton. Then Anne McNeil, a legendary editor at Hodder books, decided to pubish The Sky Over Rebecca. It’s a wonderful feeling, having my first novel published. It’s everything I’ve been working towards since I first realised I wanted to be an author, all those years ago, when my first stories were pubished... I love living in Stockholm, but I also miss the UK. I love the North Wessex Downs – it's one of the most beautiful places I know, and we always go for long walks there as a family when we're back. My website is https://www.matthewfox.se I can also be found on Twitter: @mattfoxwriterRead more Read less
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