Hazel Baron lives in country New South Wales with her husband Bill, the man she married to get away from her mother. They have four children, six grandchildren and have fostered 100 children. Janet Fife-Yeomans is an award-winning journalist, currently the chief reporter with The Daily Telegraph. She got to know Hazel Baron while writing this story for the newspaper, which was splashed across the front page in April 2016. The more she spoke to Hazel, the more she knew it would make a sensational book. She has written or co-written seven earlier books, including the story of former NSW State Coroner Derrick Hand and a biography of Heath Ledger. She won a Davitt Award for Killing Jodie.