Adrian Tilley taught English in the UK and Hong Kong before taking to writing full time. He has two young adult novels to his credit, The Spider's Web and The Damaged, Cheung Chau Paradise and Other Stories and now The Dark Side. He has written plays about Hong Kong's history and also writes screenplays. He specialises in creative writing workshops for young people internationally. He lives in a 400-year-old barn in Devon, England. He plays golf and music, both rather badly.