Vashti is a writer of children’s books based in both Lancashire and Sussex. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and during that time, developed a particular fascination with writing children’s books.

Now a successful children’s author, Vashti Hardy’s fantasy books have been translated into multiple languages across the globe. Her book ‘Wildspark’ won the Blue Peter Book Award ‘Best Story’ in 2020 and the FCBG Children’s Book Awards, whilst another book of hers, ‘Brightstorm’, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Books are My Bag Awards.

‘Brightstorm’ was also selected for Independent Booksellers Book of the Season and both ‘Brightstorm’ and ‘Wildspark’ were selected as Primary School Book Club Read.

We are very lucky to have her visiting our children during World Book Week.

You can find about more about Vashti and her books at