AuthorBrenda grew up in Western Australia and spent her early childhood on a dairy farm. After finishing school, she headed off to university and wound up with an English degree, majoring in the obscure field of Language and Culture and minoring in Theatre Arts. She went on to study education and became a speech and drama teacher and part-time storytelling fairy. She has worked as a professional actor and has been seen on TV in the roles of a nurse, a marine biologist, a mother being attacked by a dingo and a train passenger watching a man chasing a chicken. Don’t ask. She has also worked as an in-house writer and editor for an educational publisher. She now works as a freelance writer and editor from her home in beautiful country Victoria, where she lives with her family and two attention-seeking Burmese cats named Bingley and Bess.