Geraldine Quigley was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1964, the youngest of a family of eleven. She gained a degree in Irish History and Politics at Magee College, University of Ulster, as a mature student, in 1993 and worked in retail for many years. She began writing in her late forties.

Geraldine is a vegetarian and an atheist.  She currently works full time for an insurance company and continues to live in Derry with her husband of 33 years. She has a son and two daughters, and one grandchild. Her first novel Music Love Drugs War was published in January 2019.