Toni Jordan was born in Brisbane in 1966. She loved reading and writing at primary school but by high school had become a science nerd. She has worked as a sales assistant, molecular biologist, quality control chemist and marketing manager. In 2004 she quit her job to study writing and began working on her debut novel, ADDITION.
In 2008, ADDITION was a Richard and Judy summer read and in 2009 was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 'the Australian Booker'. ADDITION has been translated into eight languages.
Toni lives in Melbourne with her husband.