Background is key to Emily Diamand. And yes, that is her real name! Working as a campaigner for Friends of the Earth, Emily’s insight into the issues around climate change informs the all-action adventure behind Reavers’ Ransom. This, her debut novel, won The Times / Chicken House children’s fiction competition in 2008. Emily lives in Harrogate with her partner and son and is currently working on a sequel for Reavers Ransom.