Aby King lives in London with her husband Malte and Lilly, her five-year-old cocker spaniel. Whilst walking Lily in Kensington Gardens one day Abigail came up with the idea of Lupo.
“I’d seen in the papers that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge now had their very own Lilly and I started to think about what life as a royal puppy, with palaces and parks at your disposal, might be like. Over the next few months, the idea never strayed far from my mind. I began to see the scope for mystery and adventure – secret passageways and tunnels in royal palaces, portals to other times."
Lupo and the Secret of Windsor Castle, the first in the series, was published in September 2014 by Hodder Children's Books.