Hello! I’m Faye, author of Tinker, Tailor, Schoolmum, Spy, the winner of the 2020 Comedy Women in Print Award. I write stories about and for women – the sorts of books you can read in bed, on a beach or on the train, that will (hopefully!) make you smile, or even snort into your sandwich a little bit.

I live in London with my family and, unusually for a writer, love a bit of attention. When I’m not writing, you’ll find me on stage doing comedy improvisation or appearing in the occasional musical. And yes – before you ask – I’ve been on the PTA…

Represented by Andlyn. All enquires to davinia@andlyn.co.uk

Photo credit @pndphoto


WINNER of the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020

Vicky Turnbull has never regretted giving up her career for family life in the suburbs. And apart from being outstandingly good at paintball, no one would ever know that in a past life she was an undercover spy and has been trained to kill a man with her bare hands. Not even her husband, and certainly not the other mums at the school gate.

But beneath the school runs and bake sales, Vicky had never quite said goodbye to the past. So, when a newcomer on the PTA sets alarms bells ringing and the secret service comes calling, she’s determined to prove that despite her expanding waistline and love of pink gin, she’s still every bit the cold-eyed special operative.

When the assignment gets uncomfortably close to home, Vicky must decide if she has got what the job takes after all, and if home is really where her heart is…

Published by Harper Collins

Naturally funny… page turning, smart and sassy’  

Helen Lederer, comedian, author and founder of the CWIP Prize  

‘Fresh and different… and skilfully written.’ 

Yomi Adekoke, author of Slay in Your Lane

‘Very funny’ 

Grace Campbell,  author of Amazing Disgrace

Public Events


Saturday 9th, 11am: Book signing at Maldon Books, Maldon, ESSEX

Thursday 14th, 10am-12pm: Book Club with Kiren Parmer on www.radiotamworth.com

Friday 29th, 4.30pm UK time, 9pm IST: The Kitabe Club (online author event)


Thursday 18th, 6pm: Book Club at Waterstones, The Bentall Centre, KINGSTON UPON THAMES

Thursday 25th, 7.30pm: Sisters in Crime (online author event)

If you’d like me to appear at your author event please get in touch by emailing info@fayebrann.com