Mimi Stoffels grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne. The youngest of five, she spent much of her time reading, at the beach, riding horses and playing sport. She studied Business Accounting at Monash University and went on to become a CPA for fifteen years, after which she opened a childcare. In 2010 she started her family and read many books on child development after having a baby with special needs. She then began to write after being inspired by her own children's lust for life. Everlock is her first novel and she has started a follow up book.