Eileen has written and illustrated many children’s books, and has also worked in collaboration with Emily Bolam, Kit Wright, Tony Bradman and Floella Benjamin. She is the creator of the classic Handa’s Surprise (Walker Books) and the follow up Handa's Hen, both of which have become puppet theatre productions touring nationally and abroad, and have had rights sold all over the world, and she is currently at work on a much anticipated third Handa title. With Boo Boo Baby, Eileen has created a wonderful new preschool character.

  • "This gentle reassuring book is ideal for exploring simple sounds and rhythms with babies and children" Booktrust on Boo Boo Baby
  • Handa’s Surprise and Handa’s Hen now boast combined sales of over a million copies
  • Through My Window, co-written with Tony Bradmanis winner of 2016 Bizzie Baby Silver Award
  • Through My Window celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016

Eileen comes from Birmingham and is now based in Wiltshire.

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