George Kirk uttered her first word before she was six months old and she began to tell stories almost straight away. Much to her disgust she eventually grew up so consoled herself by completing a degree in English Literature and Drama followed by a Primary PGCE. George has taught across the age ranges for twenty exciting and fruitful years. The majority of that time was spent in an East Lancashire primary school serving the local White British, Bengali and Pakistani communities. She works tirelessly to promote the love of story not only in the schools where she works but also in the community and at festivals where she runs her own storytelling, writing and poetry events.

George’s stories have been longlisted, shortlisted and outright winner of many awards but she is especially proud that her multicultural ghost story, Sarah’s Sari was shortlisted for the inaugural Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize in 2012.