Miriam Moss was born in England, but grew up in Africa, China and the Middle East. She is the award-winning author of over 70 children's books. Girl on a Plane is her only older fiction title, her others are picture books. Miriam now lives in East Sussex.
In 1970, aged 15, she was on a plane that was hijacked and landed in the Jordanian desert. The hostage takers threatened to blow up the plane, killing all passengers. Eventually, the release of the hostages was negotiated and Miriam was freed. Girl On a Plane is her story, in which she recalls the details of those desperate days.