Tor Freeman was born and educated in London and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in illustration in 1999. Although most of her life has been spent in London, time spent living in California and her mother's home in South Africa have influenced her work today. Memories of beachcombing, evenings outside, and local animals and insects come back to her whenever she picks up a pencil. Tor's books for Macmillan include Ambrose Goes For Gold, One Pig Went For A Drive and Showtime For Billie and Coco. Tor lives and works in North London and was recently awarded the prestigious Maurice Sendak Fellowship.