Agent: Mark Lucas
Manda Scott was a veterinary surgeon before she became a writer: she grew up in the James Herriot era and naively thought it was possible to do both well. It took her fifteen years to make the leap to writing full time, and even when sweating a deadline, finds it more appealing than being phoned by random strangers at four in the morning and told to get down to the calving shed. Their loss is our gain. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award and translated into more than 20 languages. She is the author of the bestselling Boudica and Rome series, and five nerve shredding contemporary thrillers.