Christine Morton-Shaw spent much of her childhood wandering through old churches, deserted abbeys, and stately homes in Lancashire, England. When she was six years old, she had a recurring dream that she was meeting a girl from Victorian times. The girl always did the same thing in the dream: She would run to the top of a staircase, see Christine, and say in a wobbly voice: "Mother! That little girl is here again!" Then Christine would wake up. The author has a fascination for any and all clues left by the past. Egyptian hieroglyphics, and her own inventions based on them, kept her occupied during long winters. She considers the scores of published and unpublished diaries that she has read to be one of her greatest influences as a writer. Christine Morton-Shaw lives with her family in Sheffield, England. She is the author of many picture books for children. The Riddles of Epsilon is her first novel.Morton-Shaw, Christine is the author of 'Riddles of Epsilon', published 2005 under ISBN 9780060728199 and ISBN 0060728191.