Ginjer Buchanan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, long enough ago to remember the invention of television. She moved to New York City in the early 1970s, where she made her living for over a dozen years as a social worker. During that time, she also worked as a freelancer for various science fiction publishers, including Pocket Books, where she was the consulting editor for the STAR TREK novel program, and The Science Fiction Book Club, for which she did outside reading. In 1984, she was offered a full time job as an editor at Ace Books. In 2007, she became Editor in Chief for Ace/Roc Books. In April of 2014, she retired and is now enjoying doing as little as possible!