Ariana Neumann grew up in Venezuela. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in history and received her master’s in Spanish and Latin American Literature from New York University, where she taught for a year before moving to the UK, when she obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of London. She previously worked as a foreign correspondent for Venezuela’s The Daily Journal, and her writing has also appeared in The European. She currently lives in London with her family. When Time Stopped is her first book.