Born Juliet Scott (her family emigrated from Scotland. There's also an Irish line on her mother's side.)
She lives in a cottage that was built around 1900. It's situated a stone's throw from the junction of the Swan and Helena Rivers in Perth, Western Australia.
She's divorced with four grown-up children and two grandchildren. She has a BA and a B Mus (Hons) from the University of Otago. She has worked as a teacher and tutor in music at both university and high school level. More recently Juliet has worked in the Australian public service. Her past career also includes singing in opera and conducting choirs.
Her first novel, Daughter of the Forest, was published in 1999. She has been a full time writer since about 2002.
"Juliet is the most amazing author I have ever encountered. Her Seven Waters trilogy is such a beautiful tribute to an old legend. She teaches wonderful lessons throughout her novels. When you finish one of her books, you cannot help but close the book, smile, hug it to your chest, and know you got your money's worth. She is the only author I ever met that wrote back to me with a personal letter of appreciation. She takes time to know her readers in a way that sets the bar very high for everyone else. She is a true gem." -- Melissa Damon