Shelley Day Sclater is a Geordie lass, a lapsed lawyer and academic psychologist. Her debut novel, The Confession of Stella Moon, won the Andrea Badenoch Award in 2011, was shortlisted for the Dundee Book Prize in 2013, and longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014. Shelley was named as one of Edinburgh City of Literature’s emerging writers in 2013 and read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. In 2015 she won a Northern Writers’ Award for her short story collection, what are you like, which will be published by Red Squirrel Press in 2019. She lives on the Northumberland coast and is represented by Jenny Brown.