Elizabeth Knox is the author of eight novels for adults and one of New Zealand's most successful writers - she lives in Wellington with her husband and son. Daylight has had critics in the US comparing Knox to the Queen of the vampire novelists saying Daylight is "on a par with the best Anne Rice has to offer" and calling it an "illuminating tour-de-force", while Metro called it "mysterious, thrilling, erotic". Her 2001 novel Black Oxen was published simultaneously in the US, the UK and New Zealand and was a NZ number one bestseller. Billie's Kiss made a spectacular entry into the NZ bestseller list on the strength of one afternoon's sales and then shot straight to number one in the following list. Billie's Kiss was shortlisted in the 2002 Montana NZ Book Awards.