Elizabeth Singer Hunt was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, and spent her childhood surrounded by jazz music, Cajun food and the excitement of Mardi Gras. She movedto the UK in 1999 to study for her MA in Southeast Asian Studies before working as a brand and marketing consultant. Elizabeth's love of adventure and travel is what inspired her to create her children's book character, Secret Agent Jack Stalwart, a nine-year-old boy who travels the globe fighting crime. Initially self-published, Random House Children's Books published the first four Jack Stalwart books in early 2006. Elizabeth currently lives outside of London with her husband and two children.