Harriet Springbett lives in the Poitou-Charentes region of France with her French partner and their teenage daughters.
Her first literary success was winning an honours award at the Highbridge Festival of the Arts at 10 years old with an essay about spring. Since then, her short stories and poetry have been published in literary journals and placed in several writing competitions.
She grew up in West Dorset and qualified as a manufacturing engineer before realising she preferred people to machines, and words to numbers. She moved to France in 1995, where she studied French and then worked as a project manager, a freelance feature writer, a translator and an English teacher. She has always written in her free time.