Rebecca James was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1970 and grew up in various different places throughout New South Wales, including Bourke, Sydney, Wellington and Bathurst.
During her twenties Rebecca worked as a waitress, an English teacher in both Indonesia and Japan, a bartender, and (most memorably) a mini-cab telephone operator in London. During her thirties Rebecca spent most of her time having babies and helping her partner run a small kitchen business.
Rebecca came to international attention in 2009 following the bidding frenzy and extraordinary rights sales for her first novel, Beautiful Malice, which sold into 52 countries. Her second novel, Sweet Damage, will be released in April 2013.
Rebecca lives in Canberra with her partner and their four sons.
Rebecca is available for school visits to talk about her work and hold writing workshops.