I’m an author of short and young adult fiction, who grew up in the Nigerian bush listening to stories and, eventually making up my own. I trained as an engineer, and loved the work, but when I got the chance to stop working and start writing I jumped at the opportunity. That was three years ago and now I have a degree in creative writing, several prizes for my short fiction and my first book, the Ghosts and Jamal, on the bookshelves. It has all been very exciting.

My next book, about a girl with strong opinions and too many responsibilities is well underway, and the one after that…. Well I’d better not get ahead of myself.

My books:

The Ghosts of Jamal

A heroic journey made by a boy who wasn’t born to be a hero. this is Jamal’s story of his trek to discover why his family were killed and to find somewhere to make a new home.


An anthology of short stories from the Hammond House Short Story Prize 2017. It features Bridget’s winning entry In Memoriam.

The Lobsters Run Free

The second Bath Flash Fiction anthology.
Featuring a selection of stories submitted to the Bath Flash Fiction Award in 2016.

The Alpine Fellowship;2017

Coming Soon

This is a rare and original voice one of the most warmly engaging and moving characters in young people’s literature.

Paul Bryers author of The Mysteries of The Septogram books.

The Ghosts & Jamal

Bridget Blankley’s writing is pacy and moving. I couldn’t stop reading.”
Rebecca Smith author of Where is Jane

The Ghosts & Jamal