Liz Flanagan adores animals and would have loved to find a hidden bag of dragon eggs as a child. She has to make do with her cat, dog and small flock of chickens. She also likes to travel and has taken inspiration from many of the beautiful cities she's visited, mixing them all up into the imaginary island of Arcosi. Liz teaches creative writing and lives with her family in Hebden Bridge. You can find out more at lizflanagan.co.uk, or by following Liz on Twitter: @lizziebooks.