McCaughrean now lives in Berkshire with her husband John and daughter Ailsa.
Geraldine has also won awards for her writing in both Germany and America, and has been translated into over 38 languages worldwide. Her work includes a retelling for children of the story of The Odyssey. In 2005, she was selected by Great Ormond Street Hospital to write an official sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, titled Peter Pan in Scarlet.
She has also written six historical novels for adults. In addition, McCaughrean has also written many fiction books, including The Kite Rider, The Stones are Hatching, and The Pirate's Son.