Andrea Frazer was married with four grown-up children, and lived in the Dordogne with her husband Tony and their six cats. She had wanted to write since she first began to read at the age of five, but had previously been busy raising a family and working as a lecturer in Greek (she has a Fellowship Diploma in Greek) and teaching music. Apart from writing, Andrea taught music, and also taught French to expatriates. Her interests included playing several instruments, reading, and choral singing with two choirs. She has sadly passed away.