Gillian Chan was born in England. The daughter of a serving RAF officer, she got used to moving every two years as her father was posted to new stations in England and Europe. This made for an interesting childhood, and led to her becoming a good observer, a useful characteristic for a writer. Gillian came to Canada in 1990 with her husband where she trained and worked as a high school teacher and librarian. Gillian loves traveling and researching the places she visits, and research often gives her ideas for stories.