Veronica Fearon was born in Hackney. She has a degree in psychology and was a criminal lawyer in London for eighteen years. Her work brought her into contact with some of the most dangerous and yet vulnerable people in the capital. Echoes of this can be seen in the characters penned in the DANI series. Her first book, The Girl with the Treasure Chest was long- listed for the Polari first book prize, shortlisted in the Ultimate Planet Award's best new author category and shortlisted in the Diva literary awards for crime. The Thirsty Stranger is the sequel in the five book series.