Paula has been writing and illustrating for a very long time. Her parents still own an early original illustrated poem, the short but pithy ‘Pin In Tin’ (age 4). She went on to study illustration at degree and MA level at the Cambridge School of Art. She is currently a visiting lecturer on the Children’s Book Illustration MA there. In 2007, Paula was the first illustrator-in-residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Bucks.