Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born on13 August 1948 in Shepherd's Bush, London, England, where was educated at Burlington School, a girls' charity school founded in 1699, and at the University of Edinburgh and University College London, where she studied English, history and philosophy. She had a variety of jobs in the commercial world, starting as a junior cashier at Woolworth's and working her way down to Pensions Officer at the BBC.

She wrote her first novel while at university and in 1972 won the Young Writers' Award with The Waiting Game. The birth of the MORLAND DYNASTY series enabled Cynthia Harrod-Eagles to become a full-time writer in 1979. The series was originally intended to comprise twelve volumes, but it has proved so popular that it has now been extended over thirty. In 1993 she won the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Novel of the Year Award with Emily, the third volume of her Kirov Saga, a trilogy set in nineteenth century Russia. She is also the author of Bill Slider Mystery series, and writes under the pen names Elizabeth Bennett and Emma Woodhouse.

She currently lives in London with her husband. They had have three children, Hannah, Jane and Michael. Apart from writing, her passions are music (she plays in several amateur orchestras) horses, wine, architecture and the English countryside.

Book List in Order:12 titles

  • Josh and Evan wake up on the first morning of camp to find that everything has changed. The camp is ruined, their friends are gone. When they find another boy, Matty, hiding in a tree, they discover that they are in more danger than they could have p...


  • Mermaids, dark water and a cursed harbour. . . Kelly-Ann stumbles across her godfather's secret and realizes that it is worse than she'd ever imagined. Dark water surrounds the seaside town, sucking the life out of the land and sea alike. Can Kelly-A...


  • Scarlet Hallow, drop-out, goth, leaves the safety of her foster family and runs away to America to find her mother. She is soon embroiled in a mystery surrounding the elusive Daniel. Why does he figure in so many newspaper articles? What links him to...


  • Maive has always suspected that her father is out of the ordinary. What she discovers on holiday is something that will change her life forever. Maive has to act fast to save her baby brother. But will her father get in her way The Spriggans are comi...


  • Mermaids, A family secret and a city beneath the waves. When Kelly-Ann goes to stay with her Grandmother for the Summer, she does not expect to be caught up in a mystery. After her Grandmother disappears in the night, Kelly-Ann decides to follow her ...


  • Scarlet Hallow - Soul Collector The change complete, Scarlet's human genes have been extinguished. With Daniel to guide her, Scarlet learns to fulfill her new role. Her father's gift burning a hole in her pocket, she is desperate to seek him out, but...