Susannah Leigh was born in Vancouver, Canada to a German mother and British father. She moved to the UK when she was eight years old and now lives in the Norfolk countryside with her three children and a whippet called Rio. She worked as an editor in children's publishing for many years and wrote her first book, The Haunted Tower, when she was 22. Since then she has had over 30 books published. She loves ponies, puzzles and pirates.