Victoria McKernan
  • Victoria McKernan

  • Born: The United States.

  • Description: Victoria McKernan started traveling at the age of eighteen and spent many years working her way around the world, hitchhiking and sailing. She graduated in 1982 from George Washington University with a BA in theatre. Since learning to scuba-dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, she has worked as a scuba instructor, underwater model, and divemaster on several ships. She lives in Washington D.C. with a dog, two cats, and a boa constrictor.

    She has written four mystery/thrillers for adults, all of which feature underwater adventure. Her most recent adult novel, THE MOSQUITO WAR (under the name of V.A. MacAlister - Tor, 2001), deals with international conspiracies to control a cure for malaria that comes from an underwater plant.

    The award-winning book, SHACKLETON’S STOWAWAY (Knopf, 2005), is her first young adult novel. Knopf will publish THE DEVIL’S PAINTBOX, her next young adult novel, in Spring 2009.