Emily O'Grady was born in 1991 in Brisbane. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in, or are forthcoming in Review of Australian Fiction, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue Fiction Edition and Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2012 she won the QUT Undergraduate Writing Prize, and in 2013 she won the QUT Postgraduate Writing Prize. In 2017 she placed second in the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premiers Young Publishers and Writers Award, and was longlisted for the Elizabeth Jolley Prize for Fiction.
She co-edits Stilts Journal, and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology, where she also works as a Sessional Academic.
Cathy McLennan is an Australian bestselling writer, lawyer, and magistrate best known for her multi-award winning memoir, Saltwater. She is a recipient of the United Nations Association of Australia Queensland Award and was presented with the 2015 Chancellors Award for Alumni of the Year, James Cook University. She has a Masters of Law from the University of Queensland.
Cathy loves reading and writing books and can be found most weekends at home with her husband, kids and border collie on their cattle property in Far North Queensland.