Penny Tangey writes humorous books for young people. Her most recent book, As Fast As I Can, won the Readings Children’s Book Prize 2021 and The Griffith University Children's Book Award at the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards. Penny studied Arts/Science at Melbourne University majoring in Chemistry and Indonesian. While at university Penny performed stand-up comedy, including in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Penny now works as a researcher for television quiz shows Hard Quiz and The Chase, but is still terrible at trivia.