Cynthia Voigt, the author of the present novel, was the second child in the family of six. She was brought up in a well off family. Her parents could afford to send her to an exclusive private school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, near her family home in Boston.
The characters of the Tillerman children in “Homecoming” are inspired from the author’s childhood experiences. She had been almost deprived of the privation. She molds most of the characters in this novel on the basis of her experiences during her childhood.