Annabelle Steele is a primary school teacher in Manchester. She’s been writing poetry and YA and children’s fiction since her own primary school days. Her books explore mental health, relationships and the realities of being part of a minority group living in the UK.
Her writing includes Black protagonists and she recognises that there are still not enough positive Black characters in bookshops for children and teens to relate to.
She’s passionate about supporting those struggling with mental health and in 2017 published an adult colouring book called Positivity Ink with all proceeds going to MIND.
Annabelle's debut YA novel Being Amani was shortlisted for The Diverse Book Awards 2022.