Siân Pattenden is an author, illustrator and sometimes a journalist.Siân has worked for Smash Hits, NME, the Guardian, the Face, and many others. She decided to write a children's book called The Awful Tale of Agatha Bilke (launch fiction title for Short Books April 2006) about a bad girl. Moral decrepitude ensued etc etc. There are now three books in the series. Siân draws the jacket and inside drawings in the Agatha Bilke books.Siân visits schools and libraries, reading from her books and discussing story-telling with Ver Kids.