Jenny Nimmo studied drama and then taught English in Italy. She joined the BBC and worked as a director/adaptor for children’s programmes.
Her first novel, The Bronze Trumpeter, was published in 1975. This was followed by The Snow Spider which won the Nestle Smarties Prize and together with its sequels, Emlyn’s Moon and The Chestnut Soldier, was 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, won the Nestle Smarties Prize.
Midnight For Charlie Bone and its sequels have enjoyed much success, not only in the UK and abroad (over 20 foreign editions sold) but especially in the USA where the series was a New York Times Bestseller.
Jenny is currently writing a spin-off title from the Charlie Bone series. She lives in Wales with her husband, the artist David Wynn Millward.