Irene Yates has been writing books since she was five years old and her passion in life has always been passing on the writing bug to everyone else. So she became a teacher. During her career, she had periods as the Literacy specialist on a Gifted Children project, as a lecturer on NNEB courses and, on secondment to the BBC, as Educational Consultant and writer, always returning to her natural habitat, the primary school classroom.
Irene soon learned that writing about ‘what she knew’ (i.e. teaching and children) was the key to success. Eventually the writing took over from the teaching and now she writes full-time, running writing workshops and writing courses in her spare time, just to keep the teaching bug alive!