Virginia Bergin learned to roller-skate with the children of eminent physicists. She grew up in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and went on to study psychology, but ruined her own career when, dabbling in fine art at Central Saint Martins, she rediscovered creative writing. Since then she has written poetry, short stories, film and TV scripts. She has also worked in online education, creating interactive courses for The Open University. She is the author of apocalyptic YA thrillers The Rain and The Storm.
She lives on a council estate in Bristol.