Virginia Macgregor was brought up in Germany, France and England by a mother who never stopped telling stories. From the moment she was old enough to hold a pen, Virginia set about writing her own, often late into the night – or behind her Maths textbook at school. Virginia was named after two great women, Virginia Wade and Virginia Woolf, in the hope she would be a writer and a tennis star. Her early years were those of a scribbling, rain-loving child who prayed for lightning to strike her tennis coach.
Her debut novel What Milo Saw (Little, Brown, 2014) was published to great acclaim and has so far been translated into 12 languages. Her second novel, The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells, was published in January 2016, and her third, Before I Was Yours, in January 2017. Her debut for YA readers, Wishbones, was published by HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins, in spring 2017. Her fourth novel for adult readers, You Found Me, was published by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown, in August 2018, followed by her second book for YA readers, As Far As The Stars in May 2019.
Following a move to New Hampshire in the US, Virginia now writes under the name Nina Monroe. Her latest novel, The Children’s Secret, will be published by Crooked Lane in the US and by Sphere in the UK in 2021.