Betsy Tobin is a novelist and playwright, born and raised in the American Midwest; she now lives in the UK. She is author of four previous novels: Bone House, short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize and winner of a Herodotus Prize in America, The Bounce, Ice Land, and Crimson China, a BBC Radio 4 Book-At-Bedtime and shortlisted for Epic Romantic Novel of the Year. She is past winner of the London Writers’ Competition for her short story Joyride. Her upcoming, fifth novel is Things We Couldn’t Explain. In between books Betsy also writes for stage and radio.