Anne Bartlett grew up in rural South Australia and studied English and Drama at Flinders University. She has worked variously as editor, ghostwriter, humour columnist, biographer, feature, and children’s writer, and taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her children’s book The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia (2001 Times Editions, Singapore, and Lerner, USA) is on the Premier’s Reading Lists in SA, VIC, NSW and ACT. After working on commissions from State Aboriginal Affairs she is now concentrating on literary fiction. Hobbies include knitting, gardening and collecting fruit trees.