Caroline Cooney was born in 1947 in Geneva, New York. She was raised in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Cooney attended Greenwich High School in 1965 and then various colleges, where she studied Music, Art, and English but never graduated. She began writing while in college. Some of her young adult titles include Driver's Ed, Twenty Pageants Later and the Cheerleaders Series. She also wrote The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to Janie?, The Voice on the Radio and What Jane Found. The main character in these novels is a little girl named Janie Johnson who sees her picture on a milk cartoon and her journey to learning the truth about her abduction. Two of her titles The Rear View Mirror and The Face on the Milk Cartoon were made into movies. She has won many awards including an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults for for "Driver's Ed" and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers for "Twenty Pageants." Cooney currently resides in Westbrook, Connecticut.