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Margaret Bhatty was born in Berinag, then in the wilds of Kumaon. Her fascination with wildlife, and adventure and travel books began in her childhood. At home, she read at night by the light of burning pine cones in the fireplace. Though she did a degree in Journalism from Thoburn College, Lucknow, Margaret went on to teach at school and college. A prolific writer and freelance journalist, her published books for children include The Mystery of Zamorin’s Treasure (Ratna Sagar), The Adventures of Bhim the Bold (Orient Longman) and Little Old Woman (National Book Trust) among others. She has also written several short stories for adults. Margaret lives in Nagpur.