Verity Holloway was born in Gibraltar in 1986 to a naval family and spent much of her early life following her warrant officer father around the world. Her speculative fiction and poetry is inspired by all things medical, religious and historical. By the age of seventeen, she was already being recognised as a gifted poet. She published her first chapbook, Contradictions, in 2012, and more recently her sonnet Kelmscott was included in a Pre-Raphaelite Society poetry anthology. Verity regularly blogs about history on her website verityholloway.com.