Lilian Darcy was born on February 14 in Australia. She grew up reading the books by L.M. Montgomery. She obtained an Arts degree with majors in Linguistics, Russian and French.
She worked as a nanny in the French Alps and extensively in theatre, both on stage and as a playwright. Later, she worked as teacher of French and English, she changed her career to computer programming before marriage with a New Yorker writer. They started their married life in New Jersey and Ohio. She published her first novel in 1981.
Now, she and her husband live in New South Wales, Australia with their three sons and their daughter.