Jeremy Sheldon was born in 1971 in London. He gained an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. He also works as a screenwriter and as a script-consultant for several film production companies. His first book was a collection of short stories, The Comfort Zone (2002). This was followed by a novel in 2005 - The Smiling Affair - a literary thriller about ghost-hunter Jay Richards. Jeremy Sheldon is a tutor on the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck and at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.