Pat Walsh, author of the Crowfield Curse series, was runner-up in the 2008 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition.
She was born in a haunted house in Kent and spent her early years in West Africa and Ireland before her family settled in Leicestershire. At the age of nine, Pat decided she wanted to be an archaeologist, going on her first dig at twelve. Now fully trained, she’s still digging to this day. However, her first love is writing and she finds her inspiration in mythology and folklore and in Britain’s rich historical heritage.
Pat now lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and two children.