Fiona Dunbar - Hachette Children's Group

Fiona Dunbar



Fiona Dunbar was born in Hertfordshire. She grew up trailing around jazz clubs with her jazz musician stepfather and left school when she was sixteen to go to Art College. Fiona was a regular at the Camden Palace, her and a friend would spend all Thursday night making their clothes for the Friday night's clubbing. When Fiona realised she wouldn't be a famous artist, she began a commercial art career in TV and advertising. After a stint doing illustration for Punch, which she really enjoyed, Fiona began illustrating for picture books by other authors. It was at this time that she met her lovely American lawyer husband Pano. After living in New York for a number of years, where her two children were born, Fiona settled back in North London and began to write for children instead of drawing for them!

Fiona now lives in North London and is an active fundraiser for her children's primary school. She loves helping out with the Christmas pantomime and puts her eighties dressmaking skills to good use by making costumes! When she's not writing, painting or gardening, Fiona loves nothing better than to cook. Her creations might not be as magical as Lulu's but they bring just as much pleasure in the end!

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Raven Hearts

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

Hey, Kitty Slade here, just checking in again. I was getting pretty used to seeing, you know, dead people - but they can still take a girl by surprise. This one - this one was weird. When Kitty goes to stay on an eerie, windswept moor, she soon hears about a terrifying ghost hound rumoured to prey on humans. A man has disappeared without a trace - and he's not the first. Helped by a strange spirit called Lupa, Kitty must solve the mystery - and fast...

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Venus Rocks

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

Hey, Kitty Slade here. Just hanging out, doing ordinary things. You know, like seeing ghosts. It's been happening for a while now, but this time - this time is different...When Kitty sees a ghost ship, she knows her spooky powers are growing stronger. Plunged into a dark mystery from long a go, she soon encounters Beth, a lost soul who drowned on board. Kitty must uncover the secrets buried at the bottom of the sea - before it's too late...

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Fire and Roses

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

'Hey, I'm Kitty Slade. My life used to be pretty, well, normal. But it turns out seeing dead people is a big deal. I had no idea what I was in for...'When Kitty goes to stay at a friend's house, it's not long before she discovers a ghostly ancient curse is at work. Things are about to get a whole lot more spooky for Kitty Slade...

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Divine Freaks

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar
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Toonhead

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar
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Tiger-lily Gold

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

Rorie and Elsie's parents are missing, and time is running out. The mission to rescue them will take the girls on a dangerous journey, deep into the nerve centre of the corporate machine that is robbing people of their identities. Can the Silk sisters reach their mum and dad before it's too late?

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Blue Gene Baby

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

The Silk sisters are back, rescued from their evil uncle by the impossibly glamorous fashionista Nolita Newbuck. But could it be that the devil really DOES wear Prada? The sisters must continue the dangerous search for their mysteriously missing parents, but nothing is ever quite as it seems...

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Chocolate Wishes

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

As Lulu scales new heights with her enchanted recipe book, she discovers that the evil Varaminta is looming again - and this time she has joined forces with an international arch villain! Lulu faces her greatest challenge yet...

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Cupid Cakes

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar
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The Truth Cookie

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar
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The Truth Cookie

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

New CBBC comedy series JINX is about to hit our screens on Saturday 31st October on BBC1 at 10.30am! Check out this brand-new 13-part magical sitcom about a teenager called Lulu and her magic cookbook, based on Fiona Dunbar's bestselling LULU BAKER trilogy. To coincide with this exciting new series, Orchard Books are releasing three TV tie-in editions so you can read all about Lulu's magical adventures first!In The Truth Cookie, Lulu Baker's dad has a new love, Varaminta le Bone. She's a sizzling sensation...and pure poison. How can Lulu make her dad see Varaminta for who she really is? A mysterious recipe book and some very unusual ingredients might just do the trick...

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Pink Chameleon

Fiona Dunbar
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Fiona Dunbar

In the not too distant future, Rorie and Elsie's parents have disappeared. Just like that. And with only their cruel uncle to look after them, the girls are swept off to his miserable boarding school. But the sisters are determined to escape their uncle's grip - and discover the truth behind their parents' disappearance...A wild and futuristic fashion adventure!