Georgia Blain was born in Sydney's northern beaches in 1964. At the age of fourteen, with the family belongings packed into a station wagon, she moved to Adelaide, where she spent her formative years in the beach-side suburb of Adelaide, Grange Beach. She has worked in a variety of occupations, as a copyright lawyer and a journalist, and she also has experience working with artists. When writing her acclaimed first novel, Closed for Winter, Georgia drew on her life experiences for inspiration to create an evocative and powerfully atmospheric work. She is currently writing a second novel at home in Sydney.