Kay Woodward was born in Barrow-in-Furness, and attended the University of Brighton where she studied for a BA in Applied Language. She writes under both her maiden name, Kay Barnham, and her married name, Kay Woodward. She is an established author, famous for writing many Frederick Warne Flower Fairies titles, as well as books for the BBC, Puffin and Scholastic. Her first teen-novel, Jane Airhead, published by Andersen Press in 2009. She now lives in Hampshire with her husband and daughter.