Erica Gomez was born and raised in London. Her love of fantasy was sparked by a childhood belief that clouds were floating islands. Her debut novel Before the Witching Hour was written as a coping mechanism after a medical incident left her paralysed for a year. She was subsequently diagnosed with a neurological disorder. When she’s not writing or attending physiotherapy, she’s spending time with her mum, obsessing over Lego sets and dreaming about sausage dogs.