Kendra LeightonHello! I’m Kendra and I’m a YA writer. My debut novel Glimpse was published in 2014 by Constable & Robinson.

I was born in Lincolnshire in the ’80s. I spent my childhood wishing there were more books in my local library, and holding cucumber parties for snails in the back garden.

After university in Durham and Cambridge, I taught in China and Spain before returning to the UK to teach in middle schools. I discovered my love for Young Adult fiction while browsing in school libraries.

In 2008, I left teaching to start a raw chocolate company. These days, when I’m not making chocolate, I can usually be found writing, reading, taste-testing chocolate (far more than necessary), or trying to steal other people’s cats.