Lucy Cooper is a writer with a special interest in folk tales, fairy tales and mythology.

She grew up in Cornwall, on the southwestern tip of England, a land steeped in tales of the “little people”. Her fascination with folk tales, myth and legend has taken her from the temples of China, to the back roads of Bulgaria, and lots of places in between.

She has a degree in anthropology and an MA in Professional Writing, specialising in Cornish folk tales. Her first book, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies (HarperCollins, 2014) has seen her delving into the topsy-turvy world of fairies…

When she’s not away with the fairies, Lucy can often be found bringing stories, arts and crafts to schools and festivals, or devising the LittleFest children’s and young adult programme of events to spark imaginations at Penzance Literary Festival.