Hayley has been drawing for as long as she can remember and always enjoyed writing stories and making books when she was a child.
Throughout her childhood, she practiced her drawing and finally decided to study Illustration at Blackpool College of Art and Design.
Hayley graduated in 2007, and since then has worked as an editorial illustrator for 'The Independent on Sunday' and worked as a freelance illustrator in the UK and Australia.
She also works alongside local councils and schools, taking part in illustration workshops and holding various exhibtions throughout the year.
'This Way Up' is Hayley's first children's book by Hodders Childrens Books, which she hopes to be the first of many.