Trisha Lee grew up in Dursley, Gloucestershire where she was constantly getting into trouble for fidgeting and making up stories. This served her well in later life and she ended up with a theatre degree from Dartington College of Arts.
Spending several years on the cabaret circuit, she regularly supported John Cooper Clarke and Merseyside poet Adrian Henry.
She wrote Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories about an approach to storytelling that she pioneered in the UK. The book is a bestseller and was shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book of the Year 2016.