Abie Longstaff is a children’s author. Her popular series include The Fairytale Hairdresser, Magic Potions Shop and the Trapdoor Mysteries. Abie is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling, chaos and bossing younger sisters around. So she logically began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Abie lives in Hove with her family.