Veronica Henry went to the Royal School in Bath and studied Latin at the University of Bristol, then began her career as a production secretary on The Archers, where her duties ranged from organising Shula Archer's wedding photographs with Patrick Lichfield to playing Peaches the barmaid in the Cat and Fiddle.
From there she went to Central Television to script-edit such broadcasting legends as Crossroads and Boon. She left to have her first child in 1990 and became a scriptwriter, writing hundreds of hours of broadcast television for Heartbeat, Doctors and Holby City amongst others.
In 2000, she turned her hand to novels, using her story-lining skills to write compelling, multi-protagonist fiction. 'A Night on the Orient Express' is her eleventh novel.
Veronica also writes features and short stories for newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Mail, Woman and Home and Red Magazine. See examples here.
She lives in North Devon with her husband and three sons.