Philip Caveney was born in North Wales in 1951. The son of an RAF officer, he spent much of his childhood travelling the length and breadth of Britain and spent several years in Malaysia and Singapore. His first novel, The Sins of Rachel Ellis, was published in 1977. Since then, he has published many novels (or 'head movies' as he prefers to call them) and a series of children's books that have sold all over the world. He lives in Heaton Moor, Stockport and is currently working on his next book.