Kirsty Eagar was born and raised under the big skies of Capricornia in Queensland. She grew up riding horses, went to a small country school where shoes were optional, and was always allowed to read at the dinner table. After studying economics, she worked on trading desks at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Bank of England in London, before resigning to pursue a life where she could write and surf. Her Young Adult novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards, the Western Australia Premier’s Awards and the Gold Inky. She lives on Sydney’s northern beaches with her family.