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Amy McCulloch is a Chinese-White author, born in the UK, raised in Ottawa, Canada, now based in London, UK. She is the award-winning author of the international bestselling thriller novel Breathless. She is also the co-author of the #1 YA bestselling novel THE MAGPIE SOCIETY: One for Sorrow, and has written seven solo novels for children and young adults. Her next thriller, Midnight, will be released in Summer 2023

Before becoming a full-time writer, she was editorial director for Penguin Random House Children’s Books. In 2013, she was named one of The Bookseller‘s Rising Stars of publishing.

When not writing, she loves travelling, hiking and mountaineering. In September 2019, she became the youngest Canadian woman to climb Mt Manaslu in Nepal – the world’s eighth highest mountain at 8,163m (26,781ft). She also completed the Marathon des Sables 2022, a 250km ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert known as “the toughest footrace on Earth”. Other addictions include coffee, ramen and really great books.