Joanna Nadin grew up in the small Essex town of Saffron Walden. Before becoming a writer she was a lifeguard, a newsreader on the radio, and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister. Joanna continues to freelance as a political speechwriter. Joanna now lives in Bath and spends her spare time with her daughter. Her 'plan B' job would be to run a vintage clothing shop with a tearoom attached!