Emma Grey is the author of five books, including the romantic comedy, The Last Love Note. She wrote the novel in the wake of her husband’s death, as a fictional tribute to their love, an attempt to articulate the magnitude of her loss and a life-affirming commitment to hope. She has two YA novels, Unrequited: Boy band meets girl and Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess. Together with ARIA-winning composer, Sally Whitwell, she wrote a musical based on Unrequited: Deadpan Anti-fan. Her non-fiction book about productivity, I Don’t Have Time, is co-authored with Audrey Thomas, and her first book was a parenting memoir, Wits’ End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum. Emma lives just outside Canberra, where her world centres on her family, writing, photography and endlessly chasing the Aurora Australis.
Over the past 30 years Rebecca Sparrow has been a magazine editor, a newspaper columnist, a tv scriptwriter, a podcast host and a writer. She is the author of three best-selling novels The Girl Most Likely, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight (co-authored with Nick Earls). Since 2009 Rebecca has focused on writing non-fiction books for teenage girls to help them navigate those tricky high school years. Those books include Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I'd known in high school); Find Your Feet (The 8 things I Wish I'd Known Before I Left High School) and the best-selling Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls).
Aside from writing books Rebecca has co-hosted two seasons of the award-winning health and happiness podcast The Well with Robin Bailey and played Agony Aunt to teenagers across the country on the Ask Me Anything podcast. With her friend Jane Sullivan, Bec co-captains three enormously popular online book clubs for kids, teens and adults AND she talks to thousands of school students (and their parents!) every year about how to cultivate great friendships, the importance of personal boundaries and why giving back leads to greater happiness. Rebecca is an ambassador for The Pyjama Foundation which helps bring a love of reading to kids in the foster care system. In 2018 she was invited to sit on the Queensland Government's Anti-Bullying Taskforce.
Rebecca lives in Brisbane with her husband Brad, her three kids and two labradoodles (one of whom is INCREDIBLY naughty).