Social researcher, academic, and author Suzanne Burdon's research for Almost Invincible has been extensive. She traveled to the UK, the US and Europe to maintain the authenticity of the story. The book whilst factually based, beautifully imagines the emotions, conversations, and some of the mysteries surrounding Mary Shelley's life. Burdon says of writing the book, 'Amongst the volumes of extant information and many complex biographies I glimpsed a Mary who was a teenage rebel, a grieving mother, a determined author and a long-suffering lover of a man well ahead of his time. It made me want to tell her story.' Suzanne is British and currently lives in Sydney, Australia.