BIO: Clemency Pearce was born in 1980 in the darkest depths of Essex. She grew up surrounded by wild animals, squabbling siblings and amused onlookers. At school she excelled at English and Art, but barely woke up during other lessons. She went on to study Art and Fashion at the University of the West of England, with great emphasis on questioning the world around her through vivid imagery, film and words. Writing was a faithful companion throughout her twenties as she travelled the world, worked in numerous jobs and fell in love (constantly).
By chance and by luck her close friend passed on a poem she had written to the Bright Agency in 2010. The Friend was Rebecca Elliott and the poem was ‘Fragoline’.
‘Fragoline’ is her first published work (Chicken House 2011) shortly followed by ‘The Silent Owl’ (Top That 2011). ‘The Beast Beneath The Bed’ (Hinkler)’ was released in spring 2012 and then came ‘Princess Milly’ (Puffin), a series of books about a muddled but magical little girl. ‘Three Little Words’ (Random House) and ‘The Boy Who Ate Everything’ (Hinkler) are scheduled for release in 2014.
She takes great pride in remaining immature, viewing the world each day as if for the first time. She remains in Essex with her toothless Persian cat, Lola.