Suellen Dainty grew up in Australia, where she wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian and worked for the ABC. She has worked in London for Sky News, where she was a producer and director of the original series of The Book Show, and she produced programs on writers across all genres including Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Gore Vidal, Margaret Atwood, Pat Barker, and P.D. James. She lives on a Somerset smallholding surrounded by hills, hens, and sheep. After Everything is her first novel.