Victoria Turnbull was born in York, and spent her childhood absorbed by books and drawing. After studying Graphic Design at Staffordshire University, she went on to take up a place on the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, graduating in 2013. As part of her MA, Victoria created a picture book, The Sea Tiger, which has seen her named the winner of the Association of Illustrators New Talent Award 2013 (Children's Book Category) and was published by Templar in June 2014. The Sea Tiger was also shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, 2015. Victoria now lives in London, where she both writes and illustrates her own stories.