My books are aimed at 9-12 year olds and are funny, real-world capers. I'm a fan of silliness, dim but wonderful animals, cringe-worthy moments and well-rounded characters.

As well as writing my own books, I've written for fiction packager Working Partners and was on the writing team for My Golden Ticket, a personalised book giving each child their very own adventure in Willy Wonka's factory (suitable for ages 5-12). It's published by tech start-up Wonderbly in partnership with the Roald Dahl Estate; it was incredibly exciting to get to play in Roald Dahl's world, including making up new kinds of sweets!

I run #ukmgchat, a popular twice-monthly discussion on Twitter about children's books for this age group. If you're a writer, published or unpublished, work in children's publishing or are just keen on kids' books, do say hello - the chat usually takes place from 8-9pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

If you're a teacher or librarian interested in creative writing workshops, have a look at Yucky Stuff Workshop. You can also find me on Twitter as @miriamhcraig or read more of my writerly and unwriterly thoughts here. I'm a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.