Robyn Lee Burrows was born and raised in the northern NSW town of Bourke, and completed her schooling at Presbyterian Ladies Colege in Pymble, Sydney. She lived for a time in the northern beaches area of Sydney, then near Port Macquarie. For the past 12 years, she has called the Gold Coast hinterland home.
She is a Scorpio, born with a moon in Pisces, and describes herself as emotional, independent and creative. Sharing a marriage partnership of 26 years to her long-suffering husband, John, she has three sons who refuse to grow up and leave home, and is custodian to two cats and a blue cattle dog named Bruiser. Her first book, a Gold Coast local history, was published in 1989. followed by another in 1992. A love of research and 'all things old' led eventually to three Australian historical novels; When Hope is Strong (1995), Where the River Ends (1996) and Song From the Heart