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Susan Brownrigg with ring tailed lemur

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I have written five standalone children's historical novels. The first three are aimed at 10-12 year olds and are set during the Golden Age of Piracy, Madagascar; during the Conquistadors' Conquest of Peru; and during King Jayavarman VII's reign in Angkor, Cambodia.
My fourth book is a YA novel Journey to the Okapi Forest set in Edinburgh, the Congo and Paris at the end of the 19th century.
My latest book is an upper middle grade novel set in Blackpool during the illuminations switch on in 1935.

I work full time as a museum learning officer. I have worked at a number of heritage venues and a zoo. I was a journalist and chief sub editor for 12 years before that.

I am a SCBWI BI Undiscovered Voices 2016 winner. My winning entry Girl Churns Up Trouble has a new title - Kingdom of Treasures.

I won the Margaret Carey Scholarship for fiction 2015.

One of my short stories (Diversity) won the Writers Advice Centre competition for unpublished authors.

An early draft of my first children's novel was long-listed in the Writers & Artists 100th edition novel writing competition.

You can follow me on twitter @suebmuseum