MEGAN RIX writes historical and contemporary novels about animals, which she promotes with great flair, often incorporating British Sign Language into her school and literary festival events. Sign language also features in the Lizzie & Lucky series (Puffin) starring a young Deaf detective and her Dalmatian puppy. Megan Rix’s books have won several regional awards, been BookTrust picks, and been shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award (2014). Megan also writes under the name Ruth Symes, with numerous children’s books and TV scripts to her credit, including work for Channel 4, The Jim Henson Company, and RTE / Nick Junior.

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