Charlotte Hartley-Jones

Charlotte Hartley-Jones

Charlotte Hartley-Jones

Charlotte Hartley-Jones is the writer of The Hospital Hoppities. She is a clinical psychologist and mother of three who has first-hand experience of life in the ward as her own son has a chronic condition. 

Charlotte wanted to write a story with a background setting that resonates with children and families for whom hospital is not a scary unknown place, but is rather a place where they spend a lot of time and have to carry on ‘normal’ life within its walls. For families with children with chronic conditions, the community of hospital is important and the story emphasises the different elements of hospital life, while empowering the main character with a helping role, rather than a dependent one.