Mary Loudon was born in November 1966. She is the author of four non-fiction books: Relative Stranger:A Sister's LifeAfter Death, Secrets & Lives: Middle England Revealed, Revelations: The Clergy Questioned and Unveiled: Nuns Talking. Her books have been published in ten countries. Mary has won four writer's prizes, been shortlisted for the MIND Book of the Year award, and longlisted for the Richard and Judy Book of the Year award. An experienced public speaker and broadcaster, she has made over 200 radio and TV appearances, and been a judge for the Whitbread and Costa Book Awards. My House is Falling Down is her first novel.