Jasmine Richards has worked in children's publishing for over 15 years and written over a dozen books for children, ranging from picture books to teen fiction. Her most recent books are Lucas Dives Deep, and the Aziza's Secret Fairy Door series which she has co-written with Tọlá Okogwu, under the pen name Lola Morayo. She features in the Happy Here anthology and her new novel, The Unmorrow Curse, comes out in May 2022. In addition she is the series creator of Granny Jinks and Future Hero. She is also a screenwriter on PJ Masks. Jasmine is the founder of Storymix, a children’s book incubator with a social purpose. Storymix focuses on putting children of colour front and centre in stories with inclusive casts of characters, through its creative projects. She is always seeking to work with new voices to offer an apprenticeship for minoritized writers and illustrators and create a pathway to being published.

Karen Ball