Catherine Titasey was born in Sydney, raised in Papua New Guinea and travelled widely with her family and as a young adult. She studied law at the University of Queensland and then worked as a solicitor before taking an extended overseas adventure that ended on Thursday Island, a multicultural community in the Torres Strait. There she fell in love with a local fisherman and they now have six children. In 2012, Catherine won the Queensland Literary Award for Emerging Queensland Author for the manuscript of this novel. For more information, see www.catherinetitasey.com.au.