J.T. Toman lives in Boulder, Colorado. She is a former economics professor at the University of Sydney, and was also a zookeeper at the Butterfly Pavilion in Colorado. She now teaches math, and truly believes fractions are useful in everyday life.

In her spare time, J.T. joins the rest of Colorado hiking, biking and skiing. However, much like her cats, she finds food more inspiring than scenery. J.T. particularly loves home-grown tomatoes, udon noodles and tall glasses of chocolate milk, though not at the same time.

Picking Lemons is her first novel.