Sarah Epstein spent her childhood drawing, daydreaming and cobbling together picture books at the kitchen table. By her teens she was also writing short stories and angsty poetry, and starting novels that never saw the light of day. After a design degree at university and a career in graphic design, Sarah reconnected with her desire to write children’s books soon after her kids were born. A writer, illustrator and designer, she grew up in suburban Sydney and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and two sons. She is passionate about YA, especially the thriller genre which is her favourite to read. Small Spaces is her first novel.