Tamsin Stanford was born and raised in Cornwall, in a small town not on the tourist trail. During her languages degree at the University of Bradford, she spent time working and studying in France and Belarus. After a second spell in France in in 1996, she found herself in London for a few years. Since 2000 she has lived in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner. After almost 20 years working in online content and communications, she took a break from the corporate world to write full-time in 2018. She now writes fiction in between projects as a content and usability consultant. Her first bike was red.