Earlier in the summer, Lauralee attended the launch of Konnie Huq's first children's book: Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World. Described as “quirky with a touch of geek,” Cookie is said to be loosely based on Huq’s childhood. Huq is aware that there is a lack of diversity in children’s literature, so was keen to “reflect society” while writing the series, and admits there is an element of "stealth woke" for readers, both young and old!
In the corporate market, Konnie is a popular speaker and host. While best known as the longest serving Blue Peter presenter, she has a science degree from Cambridge, and is also writer for the critically acclaimed Black Mirror Netflix series.