Susannah Lloyd was born in Oxford and now lives in Yorkshire. She loves reading stories to her two sons above all things, and the picture book sections in libraries and book shops are her happy place. Her favourite books from childhood are the George and Martha books and How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen. Her favourite words are 'in cahoots' and 'hullabaloo'. Her writing is inspired by dusty stuffed animals in museums, by long walks through woodlands, and by small children's wonderful and peculiar observations about the world. She embarked on an ambitious murder mystery series at the age of ten but, following volume one, has had a thirty-year hiatus in writing. She is now pleased to be making up for lost time.