“I often describe myself as an illustrator who morphed into a writer but the more apt description might be that I channel stories from characters that demand to be heard and make pictures that help take the reader to a new and unusual world. I love a good mystery and am partial to exploring windswept landscapes and Gothic mansions as long as there is a cup of tea and a comfy chair by the fire after the adventures. My greatest joy is getting lost in drawing, painting and writing stories that delight and enthral readers of all ages.”
Teresa Flavin is the author and illustrator of books for children and young people including the fantastical art adventure trilogy, The Blackhope Enigma (Templar Publishing) and Jet Black Heart (Barrington Stoke). She has illustrated for many publishers in the UK and USA. Teresa lectures part time in Illustration at Leeds Arts University and has spoken widely in schools, libraries and at literary festivals. When she is not writing and illustrating, Teresa creates lyrical mixed-media artworks and handmade books that reflect her love of magic and wonders, folk and historical tales, colour and texture.