Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London. She trained as a teacher, worked for ten years in publishing, and in 1988 became a full-time writer. Since then Geraldine has written over 160 books and plays for both adults and children.
Geraldine is one of the most highly-acclaimed living children's writers. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and is known and admired for the variety and originality of her books, as well as her stunning storytelling skills.
She was chosen by the Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children to write the official sequel to Peter Pan. Peter Pan in Scarlet was published to worldwide acclaim and became an instant classic.
Geraldine's most recent title with Oxford University Press, The Positively Last Performance, was published in February 2013.