Nina C. Allen grew up on the Sussex coast in England, but came to the U.S.A. as a young bride. She has lived in Vermont, Massachusetts and Virginia, where she taught high-school level French. She enjoys her human and animal families, reading, writing, traveling, cooking, gardening, art, history and nature walks- especially by the water. She lives in Tidewater Virginia with her husband and their poodle, Piper.
Virginia Coyle, the illustrator, also lives in Tidewater Virginia with her family.