Tamsin grew up in a tiny Northamptonshire village where she spent her childhood reading books and writing stories. She has a BA honours in English literature and creative writing, and has taught English at secondary level for many years. Her debut novel Being Miss Nobody is a contemporary story aimed at young teens, and is told through the eyes of an eleven-year-old girl called Rosalind who can’t speak. The novel deals with themes of bullying, anxiety, friendship and the double-edged power of social media in a fresh, funny and moving voice. Tamsin’s second novel, The If Girl List, is out in 2018. It’s a funny and heart-warming story about dysfunctional families, friendship, body image and how it feels to disappear.
Being Miss Nobody: Rosalind hates her new secondary school. She’s the weird girl who doesn’t talk. The Mute-ant. And it’s easy to pick on someone who can’t fight back. So Rosalind starts a blog – Miss Nobody; a place to speak up, a place where she has a voice. But there’s a problem… Is Miss Nobody becoming a bully herself?