Lara Dearman grew up in Guernsey before moving to the UK to study International Relations and French at the University of Sussex. She endured a brief career in finance before giving it up to be a stay at home mum to her three children. A short course in Creative Writing at Richmond Adult Community College led to Lara studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at St Marys University, London. She graduated in 2016 with a distinction. Having moved from Guernsey to London to Paris to Singapore and back to London over the last fifteen years, she has now settled in Westchester, New York, with her family.