Vik Banks cares about art and fighting exploitation and making time to do what gives you joy. Wrangling words is a joy-giver and she is trying to do more of it, experimenting with both adult and children’s fiction. Brave Enough is her first children’s novel. She draws storylines from the highs and lows of living abroad, working in call centres, setting up a business, riding a bike down country lanes, climbing trees, selling biros door-to-door and most recently running an arts centre in a neo-Gothic church building. She lives in Leeds.