Born in Montana, USA, Torey Hayden has spent most of her adult life working with children in distress. Starting out as a special education teacher for children with emotional difficulties, she latterly moved into research and therapeutic intervention, specializing in psychogenic language disorders. Now living in Great Britain, she provides counseling and advice services for several child-oriented charities.
Torey is author of several internationally best-selling books about her experiences as a teacher and a therapist, such as One Child, Ghost Girl and Just Another Kid. She also has written three novels and The Very Worst Thing, a story for eight- to twelve-year-olds.