Hana Tooke was born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, in 1985 and moved to England in the late 90s. She now lives in Bath with two humans, a cat, and a spider called Bob who seems to be blessed with immortality.
A singer-songwriter from the age of twelve, Hana went on to study a BA in music performance at Plymouth University. One sleep-deprived night, she decided it would be a fabulous idea to begin her undergraduate dissertation with a fairy tale. And thus, her writing career began.
As a primary school teacher for several years, now working in special educational needs, Hana is constantly inspired by and in awe of the curious, determined, and imaginative children and young people she works with. She hopes to grow up to be just like them one day.
Hana recently graduated, with distinction, from the MA Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. It was on this course that she wrote her debut children’s novel, The Unadoptables.