Annie Dalton grew up as an only child in the English countryside during the 1950s. Her father would tell her fantastic stories, often with her as the principal character. This led her to the fantasy section at her local library, thus sparking a lifelong love of fiction. Dalton went on to study at the University of Warwick and soon started writing. Dalton now lives in Norfolk. She has three children, Anna, Reuben and Maria, and two grandchildren, Sophie and Isabelle.