Adèle Geras is a British author who has written more than 100 books for children, young adults, and adults. Many of her books for young adults and children feature her love of classical stories and ancient history, namely her best-known book Troy, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. Her YA romance stories are based on classic fairy tales, and her children’s books include a series about cats (Cats of Cuckoo Square), and two series about ballet dancers—Little Swan and The Magic of the Ballet. Her novels for adults include Facing the Light, Hester’s Story, Cover Your Eyes, and Love, or Nearest Offer. In 2021, she published her first murder mystery under the pen name Hope Adams. Dangerous Women is inspired by the incredible true story of female convicts transported to Australia.