Fiona Valpy’s books have sold over three million copies world-wide. She draws on themes of grief and hope in her writing, finding inspiration in World War 2 history in particular. Her novels have held the number 1 position on the Amazon Kindle charts in the USA, UK and Australia and The Dressmaker’s Gift was listed as a Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Translation rights have been sold in 30+ countries for more than 70 foreign language editions.

Fiona is pleased to be a supporter of The Teapot Trust, helping highlight the important role it plays in supporting children with chronic health conditions.

 “As an author, I rely on the written word to give my characters their voices. But for children suffering from chronic pain, it can be hard to explain what they’re feeling through words alone. The Teapot Trust does a brilliant job of helping them find a different way of expressing themselves, giving them back their voices through art therapy and helping them articulate the challenges they face. Being heard in this way plays a crucial role in improving mental health and can help dispel the feelings of intense fear, helplessness and isolation that often go hand-in-hand with chronic suffering."