Penelope Tree was born and educated in New York City. Based in London in the late nineteen sixties, she worked as a fashion model, and travelled extensively throughout the seventies. Later she moved to Australia for a number of years where she brought up her two children and worked part time as a television researcher. Returning with her family to London in 1998, she joined the board of the Khyentse Foundation during the early years of it’s inception, and has served as Vice President of Lotus Outreach International for the past decade. She has recently completed her first novel.