Sarah Courtauld is a fresh and funny new voice in children's fiction. She won the Funny Women Comedy Writing Award in 2012 and the BAFTA/Rocliffe New Writing Forum 2012, judged by a panel including Jennifer Saunders and Chris Addison. She also does stand-up and improv, as well as working part-time as a writer for Usborne Children's Books. This is her debut novel, and she is currently writing a sequel. Buckle and Squash and the Monstrous Moat-Dragon won the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award in 2014.