Lily Bailey is the author of When I See Blue (Hachette), a book for children and young people about a boy learning to navigate life with OCD, and Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought, a book about her own experiences with OCD (Harper Collins, Allen & Unwin, Canbury Press). Lily became a journalist in London in 2012, editing a news site and writing features and fashion articles. As a child and teenager, Lily suffered from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She kept her illness private until the widespread misunderstanding of the disorder spurred her on to write her first book. Lily works as a writer, and lives with her dog Rocky.