Janette Griffiths was born in London and has lived in Chicago, Paris, Florence and Vancouver. She has been writing for as long as she can remember but has worked as a flight attendant, waitress, cat-sitter, translator, Bed and Breakfast manager and dance instructor. She is also a free-lance journalist, writing on travel and culture for publications including The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, BBC Music Magazine and Classic FM. Another of her novels "The Courtyard in August" is still available in print and will soon be published in Ebook form. "The Singing House" has been adapted as a screenplay "Winter Music" and is currently in development.