Lauren St John grew up on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, where she had a pet giraffe and numerous horses, cats, dogs and warthogs, the inspiration for her bestselling White Giraffe and One Dollar Horse series as well as her memoir, Rainbow’s End. After studying journalism in Harare, she moved to the UK, where she was for nearly a decade golf correspondent to The Sunday Times. She is the author of several books on sport and music, including Hardcore Troubadour: the Life & Near Death of Steve Earle. Dead Man’s Cove, the first in her mystery series featuring 11-year-old detective, Laura Marlin, won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. The Secret of Supernatural Creek, the latest Laura Marlin Mystery, will be out in September 2017.