Rochelle was born in Jamaica but grew up in Birmingham, the oldest of six kids, raised by her single mum. As a teenager her head was always in a book. She loved to write – and at school the art department was where she felt most at home. Rochelle studied graphic design – and has worked for various design agencies as well as the gaming industry. It wasn’t until she took a break to raise a family, that she rediscovered picture books. Combining her early passion for writing and her love of drawing, Rochelle now spends her time creating characters she would love to see represented in picture books, and dreaming up their stories.