Rebecca Reid was an aspiring writer from an early age: she had her own page in the local weekly newspaper, the Bangor Spectator, at 16. At 17 she became a model, doing catwalk, photographic work, and TV. In 2008 she graduated in English from Queens University, Belfast, and was awarded an Arts Council writing grant in 2009. Rebecca lives in Northern Ireland with her husband and their three daughters. Her first novel, The Coop, was self-published as an e-book in 2012, to much attention and critical acclaim. Thickets Wood is her second novel, and part of the Thickets Wood Trilogy.