Nicky Peelgrane is a writer, Drama teacher and actor. In 2019 she was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of Queensland and is currently writing a play, 'Prospero's Dukedom' about touring Shakespeare in Queensland. 'Ghosts of Down Under', a play she co-wrote in 2018, toured schools throughout Queensland with Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. In 2017, her play about the first year of motherhood, 'Whatever Gets You Through the Night', played to sold out audiences in New South Wales. She co-authored 'Commedia Oz' (Currency Press 2008) with Steven Gration, a Drama textbook in use in Education throughout Australia. As an actor, she does voiceover work for children's picture book apps - she was the voice of Joanne Curtis in the hit true crime podcast, Teacher's Pet.