Judi Curtin was born in London, and grew up in Cork. She trained as a primary school teacher, but is now a full-time writer. She has written twenty-nine books for adults and children, many of which have been bestsellers. She is best known for the Alice and Megan series, the Eva series and the Molly and Beth series. In 2019 she wrote her first historical novel for children, Lily at Lissadell, which tells the story of a young girl who has to leave school to work as a housemaid in Lissadell House. Judi’s latest book is Lily Steps Up.