Justine Camacho-Tajonera was born and grew up in Cebu City, Philippines. Despite starting a corporate career in telecommunications, she pursued her masters in Literary and Cultural Studies to keep her close to her first love of writing (and reading).
She has had her poetry published in several anthologies and local publications and she has published six books: Artemis Lets Go (contemporary romance novella), A Portrait of Jade (YA novelette), Gift: Poems, her first collection of poetry, Bayawak's Trail (a crime novelette), The Mermaid from Siquijor (fantasy novella), and Snuggle Wuggle Wee (a children's book co-authored with Buding Aquino-Dee and Jenny Ong). She maintains a blog, Claiming Alexandria.
She works full time at a corporate job in the Philippines, is married, and has two children whom she homeschools with her husband.