Maudie Smith began her career as an actor. She spent years perching on scenery in the back of a van, while touring with a small-scale theatre company. She co-devised many of the plays in which she performed and has written lyrics for musicals, cabaret and a libretto. In children’s theatre, she played well-known characters such as Piglet in Winnie the Pooh, Susan in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and the rose in The Little Prince.
Maudie later gained an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, for which she received a Distinction. She lives in a village near Bath with her screenwriter husband and their two daughters.