Iyun-Ade Odedina is a London born writer of Nigerian and Scottish heritage. She studied fine art at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2009 with a BA, and began working in high-fashion retail display. The work lead to an assisting position with artist Julian Crouch, making costumes and puppets for theatre in New York City. After giving birth to her first child in 2012, her focus shifted to writing. She now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, filmmaker James Blagden, and two sons Rafael & Otto.