Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She spent her teenage years reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked at a children's publisher. Robin is now a full-time author who lives in London with her husband and her pet bearded dragon, Watson. Learn more at robin-stevens.co.uk and follow her on Twitter at @redbreastedbird.