Sue Mongredien was born in Nottingham in 1970. She read English at Leeds University, then moved to London after graduating. She worked as an editor of Children's Books at Random House and Transworld before leaving to travel around the world for 18 months. Back in the UK, she worked for OUP, then the BBC. She lives in Brighton with her partner and three children and writes for a living. She has over 60 children's books published.