Emma Drummond was born in a military hospital into a large army family. She spent her early childhood in Hong Kong, where her father was stationed, and has continued to travel extensively. Before her marriage to a senior civil servant, she served as an officer in the W.R.A.C. She has written several novels, including A Question of Honour, A Distant Hero, and Act of Valour,comprising the Knightshill trilogy. She lives on the edge of the New Forest in England.