Jane Fallon was born in north London, the youngest of five children. Her first job was as a “Girl Friday” in a small theatrical and literary agency. She went on to work as a script editor and then a producer, responsible for several hit shows including the award-winning drama series This Life and Teachers.
One night in October 2004 when she couldn’t sleep she came up with the idea for her first novel, Getting Rid of Matthew. At the same moment, she realised that she never wanted to make another TV show again. The book went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller, as have the followups Got You Back, Foursome,The Ugly Sister and Skeletons.