Born in 1983 in Quito, Ecuador, S.M. Carrière has lived in five countries around the world including Ecuador, Gabon and The Philippines. The family moved to Australia from The Philippines shortly after the commencement of hostilities there in 1989.
After graduating High School, S.M. Carrière worked full time as an Office Junior at a law firm in Brisbane, Queensland before moving to Canada in 2001. In 2002 she began her academic career beginning in Criminology, but switching to Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (focusing on Perhistoric Anthropology and Archaeology) after her first year. She graduated with a B.A. Hon from Carleton University in 2007 with honours.
It wasn't until well after graduation that, as she puts it, writing found her. She hasn't looked back since.
S.M. Carrière now resides in Canada with her two cats and a growing collection of books.