Stephanie Thatcher

Photo of author Stephanie Thatcher.

Stephanie has always loved books and reading, and spent much of her Glenfield childhood lying around reading books instead of playing sports. She also loved drawing and painting, especially sketching people and drawing caricatures of those around her.

Starting her working life in libraries, she later became a graphic designer and worked in Auckland and Dublin, all the while dreaming of someday making children’s books. Her first picture book was Great Galloping Galoot about a clumsy giraffe. Polly Does NOT want a cracker! Is her eighth publication.

Stephanie lives with her husband and three young boys in Huia, West Auckland.