Seema Barker lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and three young daughters. One day her then three year old daughter asked why she awoke every morning with tangles in her hair. Seema created a story featuring a mischievous fairy enslaved by dragons and witches. This went on to become her debut picture book, The Tangle Fairy. After completing a foundation Art and Design course I moved to Swansea where I spent three very happy years studying towards a degree in General Illustration. I graduated in 2006 and emerged bright eyed and bushy tailed into the world of children's publishing. Since then I have been privileged to work on a whole array of exciting projects, including books with Scholastic USA, Oxford University Press, Hodder Children's Books, Thomas Nelson and Imagine That! One of the highlights came in late 2008 when The Littlest Pilgrim (Scholastic) made its mark, spending three weeks on The New York Times bestsellers list.