Simon Mockler studied art at Camberwell Art College and Modern Languages at Cambridge.
He has worked as an artist, musician, teacher and civil servant and now works as a consumer law and advertising specialist.
He lives in South London with his wife and two children, who keep asking him what he wants to be when he grows up.
The first book in a hilarious new fun-packed, middle-grade trilogy with wit, charm and shenanigans for the rebel girls of our time
Bright, quick-witted Beatrix is a queen . . . except she doesn’t know. And that’s because her parents pretended she had died and sent her away to keep her safe. And that’s because of the Evil Army who want her dead. And that’s because of the Curse of the Wobblers – the rumour goes that the child born under a falling star (which Beatrix was) would have power over all the Wobblers and lead them to take over the world. And the Evil Army won’t have that.
Beatrix has never been allowed out of the enormous golden palace she lives in with Aunt Esmerelda the Terrible and Uncle Ivan the Vicious – she’s always been told there is no world outside it. But finally, the veil Beatrix has been living under is starting to slip. Beatrix knows she needs to be bold. Beatrix knows she needs to look for answers. And she’s about to get them.