Growing up in Sydney in the 50’s and 60’s, V M Knox attended both Ravenswood and Abbotsleigh schools. Following her secondary education she trained as a primary teacher then as a nurse, specializing in burns care. While working in the health industry, she studied singing at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and worked in a semi-professional capacity as an opera singer for over twenty years.
While music and nursing dominated her early adult life, she later worked in an administrative capacity for the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, and in the real estate industry. Coming to writing later in life has meant that her varied life experiences, coupled with a love of history have had a strong influence on her writing. She is married with two children and numerous grandchildren.