Chrissie Sains

Chrissie Sains grew up in Billericay, Essex,where she spent her childhood seeking adventure and finding trouble. Describedby her teachers as having a “lively imagination”, Chrissie's escapades includeher attempted rescue of the school's pet fish and the discovery of a dead bodyin a field that turned out to be two tyres under a sheet.

Chrissie always had a love of storytellingbut was sometimes shy about writing her ideas down. With encouragement from herfamily, Chrissie eventually mustered the courage to put her stories on paperand found fulfilment in bringing her imagination to life through writing.

Chrissie has a background in marketing andevents but now writes full-time. She is a graduate of the Golden Egg Academyand a member of SCBWI. She lives in Essex with her husband, two bookworms andtwo rabbits.

Chrissie’s ‘An Alien in the Jam Factory’series, illustrated by Jenny Taylor, features a hero with Cerebral Palsy and ahighly inventive mind. It is a comedy for 7+. Chrissie is also co-author withCara Mailey of Cara’s debut children’s novel, I Got This, inspired by Cara’sexperiences living with achondroplasia (dwarfism).

Chrissie loves meeting young people andtalking to them about their interests and aspirations. Passionate aboutinclusion and empathy, Chrissie loves talking at schools and festivals, sharingher journey from reluctant reader to author and inspiring young people tobelieve in themselves.