E.E. Richardson has been writing books since she was eleven years
old, and had her first novel The Devil's Footsteps picked up for
publication at the age of twenty. Since then she's had seven more
young adult horror novels published by Random House and Barrington
Stoke. Under the Skin is her first story aimed at adults.
She also has a B.Sc. in Cybernetics and Virtual Worlds, which hasn't been useful for much but does sound impressive.