Janis lives in Edinburgh and as well as writing she teaches creative writing at Edinburgh University. She is a prize-winning author of four novels and one picture book text. THE ACCIDENTAL TIME TRAVELLER won the Scottish Children's Book award in 2013. She has been a journalist, actor, storyteller and drama teacher, travelling the world in the process. She has been a writer-in-residence many times, mostly recently in Finland. She is inspired by the sea, seals and the dramatic north coast. Follow Janis at www.janismackay.com or on Twitter: @janismackay.