Naomi Young-Rodas published her first novel with TSL in 2020 (new edition from the 2008 original). She has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and has previously had poetry published in numerous anthologies. She has lived in Switzerland, Guatemala and the USA and is now a minister of the United Reformed Church in Essex.
She lived and worked in Guatemala in the 1990s during the last years of the civil war; briefly teaching English and then working with the Presbyterian Church of Guatemala. She was involved in the search for Manuel Saquic and the appeals for justice – this was the inspiration for If it Falls.