I’m Alison Moore and I’ve loved writing stories since I was a child. I was first published – through a local writing competition – when I was eight. I started writing my first novel the year my son was born, and wrote my first book for children when my son was at primary school. I’ve now published five novels for grown-ups and three books for children, and about fifty short stories. I live in the Midlands, in a village on the Leicestershire-Nottinghamshire border, in a house next but one to a sheep field, with my husband and son and a cat called Shadow.