Sandy Fussell is the award-winning author of fourteen books including the Samurai Kids series and Sad, the Dog (her first picture book). She is an ICT consultant, book reviewer, technology blogger, in-schools Literary Festival Co-ordinator at The Story Crowd and one subject short of a Maths degree. Her biggest claim to fame is a star in the main street of Grenfell along with legitimately famous literary people like Patrick White. Having recently survived two life-threatening illnesses, she knows for certain the glass is always half –full. You can find her at or say hi on Twitter (@sandyfussell)