Laura Steven is an author, journalist, and screenwriter from the northernmost town in England. She is the author of The Exact Opposite of Okay, The Love Hypothesis, A Girl Called Shameless, And Then I Turned Into A Mermaid, and Don’t Tell Him I’m A Mermaid. By day, Laura works for Mslexia, a nonprofit organization supporting women writers. She has an MA in creative writing, and her TV pilot Clickbait—a mockumentary about journalists at a viral news agency—reached the final eight in British Comedy’s 2016 Sitcom Mission. Laura’s journalism has been featured in the inewspaper, Buzzfeed, the Guardian, and Living North. She won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2018 and the Comedy Women in Print Prize in 2019.