Although originally from Victoria, Australia, Helen Fitzgerald has worked and lived in Scotland for nearly twenty years. After studying English and History at the University of Melbourne she moved to the UK, and later studied for a Masters in Social Work at Glasgow University. For ten years she worked in criminal justice social work, mostly at Barlinnie Prison, including working with sex offenders and as a parole officer.
She has written four novels, the first of which, Dead Lovely, was published in 2008. Her books are deliberately dark, funny and unsettling.
Helen Fitzgerald lives in Glasgow with her husband, the screenwriter Sergio Casci, and her two children.