Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working for schools' radio. She has written more that 35 books for children, as well as for the thearte, radio and television, and won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.
THE HUMMING MACHINE is the sequel to her much loved THE STARBURSTER.