Amber Gwynne is a senior officer in the public service, a freelance academic editor, and a lecturer in the Writing, Editing and Publishing program at UQ, where she completed a PhD in 2018 examining the ways that readers with a history of mental illness choose and use self-help books. Her non-fiction has been published in Overland and Kill Your Darlings.
Martine Kropkowski is a writer and researcher based in Brisbane, Australia. Her writing has appeared across literary journals, magazines and anthologies. She was awarded the UQP Writing Mentorship for This Wretched Self, a novel exploring domestic abuse and female friendship. Previously a journalist, Martine now teaches professional and creative writing at The University of Queensland, where she also investigates fanatical language and its fictional representations as part of her post graduate research.