About the author


I write adult mystery crime books and young adult action thriller novels. All my work is about how to be a woman given all the constraints around us; about the way we weave together and pull apart, and the possibilities of living richer fuller lives. I’ve worked with words, ideas and stories all my life, winning a Walkley Award as an ABC foreign correspondent as well as public speaking awards including Australia’s Film and Television Association’s Pitching Competition for a documentary. I’ve also  worked as a TV reporter and co-developed the concept for the ABCTV’s 3 hour live youth music and issues show, Recovery. I love to study the way story works so I have a Masters and a PhD in creative writing.  My research is in girl warriors and ball gowns in young adult novels.  I love talking about books, story and writing and I’ve taught writing at Latrobe University and Writers Victoria. My family claims I can glamorise a handful of facts beyond recognition in the service of an entertaining story, sometimes at the expense of truth but always in favour of wonder.

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Erina Reddan is an author and public speaker. Erina has a Masters Degree in Professional Writing (University of Technology Sydney) and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing (La Trobe University). She has been awarded the prestigious Walkley Award for her work as an ABC foreign correspondent. Erina has lectured in international politics at The University of Melbourne, tutored in creative writing at La Trobe University and taught at Writers Victoria.


I acknowledge the Wurrundjeri Woi Wurrung and the Yirrganydji peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and write.

I acknowledge that First Nation peoples were the first story tellers of this continent, and that colonisation and systemic racism has attempted to destroy their stories, voices and way of life.

I acknowledge the debt I owe to past and present generations for the privilege I have in being able to tell the stories I tell at this moment in our history.