S.P. Hozy was born in Toronto, and after graduating from the University of Toronto with degrees in English Literature and Psychology, she spent two decades working in the Canadian film industry, winning several awards for sound editing. She has travelled in North Africa, Europe, South America, Russia, Australia and Asia, living at times in Brazil, Afghanistan, India and Sri Lanka. She has published poetry, and two of her short stories were runners-up in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest.

Currently based in Toronto and Malaysia, she continues to travel, recently visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore, researching the many books she plans to write. She continues to edit, ghostwrite and index books, thanks to the wonders of technology. Her third novel, A Cold Season in Shanghai, was published by Rendezvous Press in the fall of 2009. She is currently working on her fourth, set in Singapore during two time periods, the 1920s and the present.