The author, Madeleine Calcutt, has always loved writing and her teaching background led to a career as a children’s librarian in schools and public libraries. This writing passion was further fired up after completing several writing courses, teaching creative writing in community centers and forming several writing groups. Madeleine has written picture books and short stories for children, plays and short stories for adults about women. An historical novel for older children called ‘All Aboard!: Jenny’s Story of the Mayflower Voyage’ and an adult novel called ‘Step of Faith’ have been published. Madeleine is, at present, working on an historical series for teens and has branched out into freelance journalism with a travel magazine.