Lucy Nevitt writes fiction for children and young adults. She spent the last decade as a university lecturer, teaching Drama and developing her research specialism in violence and performance. She has written academic articles on subjects ranging from Tudor tournaments to modern professional wrestling, taking in bleeding, rugby and Buffy the Vampire Slayer along the way. Her book, Theatre and Violence, was published by Palgrave in 2013. Her fiction writing is a little less bloody, although she does still love to pen a good sword-fight. Lucy lives in the East Riding of Yorkshire with her partner and their three dogs, one of whom is the real-life model for her current protagonist-in-progress.