Ann Turnbull has always loved reading and knew from the age of ten that she wanted to be a writer. Her numerous books for young readers include Pigeon Summer, Room for a Stranger, Alice in Love and War, as well as her Quaker trilogy - No Shame, No Fear (shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award and Whitbread Award) Forged in the Fire and Seeking Eden. For younger children, she has also written Greek Myths, illustrated by Sarah Young. Ann lives in Madeley, near Telford, Shropshire. Visit her website at www.annturnbull.com.