Bryony Allen was born in Enfield in the UK but actually spent most of her youth in the North East of the country close to Hartlepool before returning South again. There she studied for a degree in English Literature and Drama at the Roehampton University in London, graduating with a 2:1 honours. She writes Young Adult and Adult mystery fiction and had her first adult book, 'Mystery, Deceit and a School Inspector' published by UK Independent publisher Pneuma Springs. Her first book for Young Adults titled OTOLI was published by the same publisher on 28th April 2011. A portion from all sales of OTOLI will be donated to the national charity 'BullyingUK' by the publisher on an on going basis.In addition to writing Bryony is also a full time teacher and SENCo for middle grade school and currently lives in the beautiful wilds of the Suffolk countryside with her husband, four children, and the family pets of cats and dogs. She is now currently researching and working on further writing projects for both Adult and Young Adult genres. Watch this space!