Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire. On leaving school she became a drama student and then taught English in Italy. She then joined the BBC and worked as a photographic researcher, assistant floor manager and director/adapter for children's programs.

Her first novel, The Bronze Trumpeter, was published in 1975. This was followed by The Snow Spider which was published in 1986 and won the Nestle Smarties Prize. This and its sequels, Emlyn's Moon and The Chestnut Soldier were successfully adapted for television. Some of her other titles include The Stone Mouse, which was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and Griffin's Castle, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Nestle Smarties Prize and the WH Smith's Mind-Boggling Books Award. The Owl Tree, published by Walker Books in 1996 won the Nestle Smarties Prize.

Midnight For Charlie Bone and its sequels have enjoyed much success, not only in the UK and abroad (21 foreign editions sold) but especially in the USA where the series is a New York Times bestseller.

Jenny is now writing a sequence of novels chronicling the origin and adventures of Charlie Bone's ancestor The Red King.

Jenny lives in Wales with her husband David Wynn Millward.

Adams Literary represents Jenny for US rights through our affiliation with David Higham Associates, London.