Drusilla Campbell lived in San Diego with her family, rescue dogs and horses. She was born in Melbourne, Australia and came to California when she was six years old. She grew up in the Santa Clara Valley. Before she married a law professor, she taught in Melbourne, London and at a remote jungle outpost in Panama. While living in Washington, DC she got a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the American University and went to work for NPR in DC. Her novels reflected her interests and the diversity in her life.