Lucy Estela’s love of writing became apparent as early as age seven when she began writing and illustrating a multitude of storybooks and newspaper columns that were printed up at home and forced upon her family. Since then she has taken a fascinating path towards publishing her first book.
Her university degree focused on languages but rather than becoming a language teacher, Lucy was introduced to the world of computer games and has pursued a successful career in London and now in Australia as a developer of websites and games for the kids and youth entertainment market including such brands as Disney, Warner Bros Pictures, Chorion and Xbox.
Lucy’s debut picture book with Penguin, Suri’s Wall, illustrated by the talented Matt Ottley, was shortlisted for a CBCA Award. She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children.
Photo © Lucy Estela, courtesy of Penguin Random House