The Author

M. G. Leonard is an award-winning and bestselling writer of children’s books. Her books have been translated into over forty languages and a TV series based on the Beetle Boy trilogy is currently in development. Her first picture book, The Tale of a Toothbrush, is out now. She is also co-author of the critically acclaimed Adventures on Trains series.

M. G. Leonard is a vice president for charity Buglife and her beetles have appeared on Blue PeterSpringwatch UnsprungCountryfile, Meet the Author with James Naughtie, Sky News, and featured in the BBC documentary, The Bug Couple.

She is one of the founding authors of #Authors4Oceans, with Lauren St John, campaigning to reduce single-use plastics.

M. G. Leonard lives in Brighton with her husband, two sons and pet beetles.