Cherith Baldry was born in Lancaster, England, and studied at Manchester University and St Anne's College, Oxford. She subsequently worked as a teacher, including a spell as a lecturer at the University of Sierra Leone.
Cherith is now a fulltime writer of fiction for both children and adults. Her children's fantasy trilogy, The Eaglesmount Trilogy, was published by Macmillan in 2001. She has a special interest in Arthurian literature, and has published several Arthurian short stories in which she explores the character of Sir Kay. Other short fiction has appeared in Interzone, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, and various anthologies, and her Arthurian novel, Exiled from Camelot, was published by Green Knight in 2001. A science fantasy novel, The Reliquary Ring, was published by Macmillan UK early in 2003, and Cherith is now working on a second novel for Macmillan.
Apart from writing and reading, her main interest is in early music, and she is active in her local Anglican church. She is widowed with two sons.