About the author

Helen Moss is the author of the bestselling, 14-book Adventure Island series and the Secrets of the Tombs series (The Phoenix Code, 2014; The Dragon Path, 2015; The Serpent King, 2016) all of which are published by Orion.  Her latest series, The Time Dogs (2019), is published by Henry Holt, Macmillan. She has also contributed to the anthologies, Mystery and Mayhem (Egmont: edited by Katherine Woodfine and The Writer's Map (Thames and Hudson: edited by Huw Lewis Jones) and has written several titles for the Rising Stars, Reading Planet series.

Born in 1964, Helen grew up in Worcestershire. After a degree in Psychology and Philosophy, she studied for a PhD in psycholinguistics at the University of Cambridge and spent many happy years as a research scientist investigating the way the brain processes language and meaning. Helen has lived in London, Glasgow and Oregon, and has two grown-up sons, but now lives near Cambridge with her computer-scientist husband.

Helen enjoys going into schools to give author talks and creative writing workshops, and is a member of NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education). She's proud to have been a Patron of Reading and Book Pen Pal for a number of schools, as well as Author in Residence at Litcham School in Norfolk and Honorary Patron of Linton Children’s Book Festival over recent years.

 When not writing or in school, Helen can be found going for long walks in the countryside, playing netball, reading, sewing and whenever possible, climbing up or skiing down mountains.