Jenny Nimmo is the author of the Charlie Bone Series. She was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England, and educated at boarding schools in Kent and Surrey from the age of six to sixteen, when she ran away to become a drama student/assisstant stage manager with Theater South East. Nimmo graduated and acted in repertory theater in various towns and cities, such as Eastbounre, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Hastings, and Bexhill.
She left Britain to teach English to three Italian boys in Amalfi, Italy. On her return, Nimmo joined the BBC, first as a picture researcher, then assistant floor manager, studio manager (news), and finally, director/adaptor with Jackanory (a BBC storytelling program for children). She left the BBC to marry Welsh artist David Wynn-Millward and went to live in Wales in her husband's family home. Nimmo and Wynn-Millward lived in a very old, converted watermill, and the river is constantly threatening to break in, which it has done several times, she stated, most dramatically on her youngest child's first birthday.
During the summer, they run a residential school of art, and Nimmo has to move her office, put down tools (her typewriter and pencils), and don an apron and cook. They have three grown-up children, Myfanwy, Ianto, and Gwenhwyfar.