I grew up in the West Midlands, UK, in a tumbling-down Victorian house with secret rooms, a mysterious cellar, and a dangerous attic. My siblings and I were forever escaping cruel orphanages and wicked witches with the help of flying carpets and the magical ability to “bounce” to other worlds. We each had a tiny manual typewriter to tap out our imaginations, and drew reams of pictures and comic strips on the used computer paper our dad brought home from his lab.
We moved to Australia when I was a teenager. One science degree and many odd-jobs later (ironer of curtains, transcriber of private detective field notes, proofreader of defence science research articles, and many more), I accidentally ended up in the educational publishing industry, as a textbook editor.
In 2005 I married American writer MC Planck and moved to Arizona for five years. We now live in Melbourne with our daughter and two cats.
The Wynter Wild series is a contemporary drama featuring musical siblings from bad beginnings who are navigating together through unanticipated life changes, revived family secrets, and the many meanings of love.