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Yvonne Banham Biography


I grew up on Walney, a small island off the coast of Cumbria where I spent lots of time huddled on blustery beaches with a book or three. 


I write spooky books for middle grade and young teen readers, and I love stories of hauntings, witches, or anything with a bit of stomach-flipping uncanniness about it.

My biggest influences are Frances Hardinge, Jonathan Stroud, Neil Gaiman and Jessica Townsend. I love Tim Burton films and I'm a big fan of Netflix's Wednesday

After a long spell in the Netherlands and five gloriously spooky years in Edinburgh, I now live in Stirlingshire with my husband and our very naughty hound. When I'm not writing, I can be found scoping out creepy settings for my next book or exploring the nearby hills.

I'm available for school and library visits, signings and festivals. Please use my contact page to get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.  

Are you a school using The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie as a class read? I'm happy to arrange a fifteen-minute virtual Q&A session free of charge. Please use the contact form to enquire.




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