Wil Patterson was living in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs when he was arrested for insurance theft. After serving a prison sentence Wil came home and rebuilt his life. Mr Ordinary Goes To Jail is Wil's first book and tells the true story of what led to his crime, and of his experiences inside Victoria's prison system.
Wil now works in the funeral industry and says what he learned about people in prison helps him in his job every day in situations of high emotional stress and with people in crisis.
Katherine Collette is a writer and (sewerage) engineer. She has been awarded a Retreat Fellowship at Varuna the Writers House, and was part of the ACT Writers Centre's Hardcopy program. The Helpline is her first novel. Katherine is also co-host of The First Time, a reality-style podcast that follows her journey through the publication process. The First Time is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre, Writers Victoria and RMIT University.