Jane Robotham was born on 1945 in Cairo, Egypt, where her British parents were stationated. She grew up in New Forest, in the south of England. She earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University. In 1978, she, her husband and their three children moved to New Jersey. There, she worked as a social worker. She began writing in 1981 after another move, this time to Washington, D.C.
In 1984, Feather published 5 contemporary romances under the pseudonym, Claudia Bishop. She has published historical romance as Jane Feather, her own name, since 1986. There are over 10 million copies of her books in print.