Jennifer Nadel qualified as a barrister before becoming an award-winning journalist. She has reported for the BBC, Chanel 4 News and ITN. Pretty Thing is her first novel. She lives in Central London with her three sons, her husband and their dog.
Joanna Nadin is the author of more than seventy books for children and young adults, including the bestselling Rachel Riley diaries, the critically acclaimed Eden and Undertow, and the Carnegie-nominated Joe All Alone, now being adapted for television. A former broadcast journalist, political speechwriter, and special adviser to the Prime Minister, she has a PhD on the concept of self in young adult literature, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She lives in Bath with her daughter.
Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) is perhaps most famous for writing The Railway Children and Five Children and It, but she was extremely prolific and wrote or collaborated on more than sixty children's books. Nesbit is today recognised as one of the most influential and innovative children's writers that ever lived, and is cited as an inspiration by many contemporary authors, including J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Jacqueline Wilson, Kate Saunders and Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Even C. S. Lewis acknowledged the debt his Narnia series owed to her work - particularly the Bastable and Psammead trilogies.