COUNSEL, June. British, b. 1926. Genres: Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Novellas/Short stories, Illustrations. Career: Worked as a clerk in the Senate House of London University, secretary, freelance writer of articles and radio scripts, and teacher specializing in remedial work and adult education. Full-time writer, 1981-. Lecturer, Peterborough Arts Council Celebration of Writing, 1988. Publications: Mostly Timothy, 1971; A Dragon in Class 4, 1984; But Martin!, 1984; The Quest for the Golden Dragon, 1987; A Dragon in Spring Term, 1988; A Dragon in Summer, 1988; Now You See It, Now You Don't, 1991; Dragon in Top Class, 1994; The Secrets Tree, 1995; Steggie's Way, 1998; Once upon Our Time, 2000. Also author of short stories. Address: 17 Andrew Close, Ailsworth, Peterborough PE5 7AD, England.