RacheI Rooney is a trained teacher and children’s poet. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies. In 2011 her collection The Language of Cat won the CLPE Poetry Award and was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal. My Life as a Goldfish was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2015. A Kid in My Class was published by Otter-Barry Books in 2018 and has been shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2019 She visits schools for workshops with pupils and has performed her work at festivals and for The Children’s Bookshow.