Patricia Elliott is the author of nine novels for children and young adults, published by Hodder. She won the Kathleen Fidler Award for a First Novel and has since been shortlisted for many awards, including the Guardian Fiction Award, the Calderdale Award and the Wirral Paperback of the Year. Her most recent YA is a Victorian Gothic, The Devil in the Corner, and her new, younger Connie Carew Mystery is The Ship of Spectres (Nov). Patricia has an M.A. in Writing for Children and leads workshops for both adults and children, including Chelsea Young Writers.