Eve Sutton (1906–1992) was born in England. She and her husband and two sons moved to New Zealand in 1949. Eve taught primary school in England from 1927 until 1931 and came to writing after working as a Braille transcriber – she wrote an article detailing her experiences. This was published – and she was paid for it – but other submissions were rejected.
Eve’s career took off when a cousin suggested they write a children's picture book together. That cousin was Lynley Dodd and the book, My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes, is now a New Zealand classic.
Eve's experiences as an emigrant led her to wonder about what life was like for earlier emigrants to New Zealand – resulting in a series of novels about this subject. Eve wrote one book with a girl as the main character, Skip for the Huntaway, but had to set it in modern times, as girls didn't have very adventurous lives in the colonial period.