Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she was until recently the arts & media correspondent of The Independent. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and two children. Sheltering Rain is her first novel. Her second is published in the UK as "Foreign Fruit", and in the US as "Windfallen". She is now at work on her third, with a fourth to follow.