CJ Parsons was born in Britain and raised in Canada. She worked as a newspaper journalist at Toronto’s Globe and Mail before moving to Hong Kong, where she became a reporter and columnist for the South China Morning Post. She also covered criminal trials, seeing first-hand the disturbing forces that drive people to kill, something that has informed her writing to this day. After returning to Britain, she moved into TV news, writing fiction in her spare time. The Good Samaritan is her debut novel. CJ lives in London with her twelve-year-old daughter.
CJ Parsons生於英國，並在加拿大成長。她曾在多倫多的《環球郵報》當過記者。及後，她移居香港，並於《南華早報》擔任記者和專欄作家。Parsons曾撰寫有關刑事審判的報道，因此親眼目睹了驅使人類行兇的原因和力量。這經驗無疑對她其後至今的寫作甚有啓發性。回到英國後，她轉戰電視新聞，並利用業餘時間創作小說。《The Good Samaritan》是她的首本作品。Parsons與其十二歲女兒現居於倫敦。