Lomer was born in north-west Tasmania. She left school at the age of fifteen and worked in a range of jobs. She later studied at university. She taught English as a second language for many years, including two years in Japan.
'Will and Summer meet online and strike up a friendship based on coincidence. Summer lives in Will's old hometown, Kettering, a small Tasmanian coastal community. Summer isn't telling the whole truth about herself, but figures it doesn't matter if they never see each other in person, right?
'When Will returns to Kettering, the two finally meet and Summer can no longer hide her secret – she is deaf. Can Summer and Will find a way to be friends in person even though they speak a completely different language?' (Publication summary)