Anna George is the author of What Came Before, a novel about the perils of falling in love. Having initially trained as a lawyer, Anna began her writing career verifying footnotes for a legal encyclopaedia. From there, she went on to review films for a Hong Kong street magazine and to write feature film scripts. Her best junket to date, for a feature film script, involved a trip to Mexico researching the life of a backpacker. Anna is currently working on her second novel, The Beauty of Stone, a psychological thriller set on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula to be published by Penguin Australia. Anna lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two sons.