Roberta George was born in Bisbee, Arizona, and also lived in California and Texas. Almost every summer of her life, she spent with her German grandmother on a 20-acre farm in the South, which left her with an overwhelming desire to picking blackberries ever spring and make wine. She has seven children and lived with a third-generation Lebanese husband in Valdosta, Georgia. She teaches yoga and a writers' work shop at the Turner Center for the Arts, where she once served as Executive Director, doing everything from painting walls to writing grants. Her debut novel DAY'S HEAT won the Impress Prize for New Writers 2017.