Hello and welcome to my website. If you came here on purpose, you’ll already know that this is the place to find out more about me, Marie Basting, and my books Princess BMX – a funny, action-packed tale of friendship and bikes, ideal for middle grade readers.

I love hearing from readers, so why not drop me a line via the contact form and do make sure to check out my blog for my latest news. Schools and event organisers, you can find out more about my stereotype-smashing, resilience building presentations and workshops here. Or check out my free Princess BMX resources and reading guide.

Princess BMX is illustrated by the wonderful Flavia Sorrentino! Find out more about Flavia here.

Published by Chicken House Princess BMX is available from all good book stores –  read the first chapter and follow the links to order here.

Teachers, I often run promotions on my school visits! All author visits and creative writing workshops include follow-up resources and you’ll also be provided with a Princess BMX teacher guide to support your creative writing and reading for pleasure. Visit my school visit page for further details.


When Marie Basting was fifteen, she was told by a careers advisor that girls like her don’t become writers. For a long time, she believed this. But then something magical happened and Marie finally came to realise that girls like her can do anything they want. Princess BMX is her debut novel.