Ever since her first novel - First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts - was published by Floris Lari Don has been in constant demand for events in schools and libraries throughout the UK.
She is an outstanding storyteller and children - and adults - are drawn in by her encyclopaedic knowledge of folk and traditional tales from all over the world. She has published several collections of retellings, and her novels are all inspired to some extent or other by characters and stories from those stories.
She often receives examples of artwork inspired by her books, and recently received a poem, which was all the more exciting because this wasn't from a reader she'd met. She writes about this reader's response in her blog, here.
And to find out more about Lari Don's impressive range of books, click here.