Sue Younger was a television documentary maker for twenty years. Her films won several awards, including Best Documentary in the Film and Television Awards (Learning New Stuff) and a Media Peace Prize (Autism - Life Among Strangers). Sue gave up television directing in order to follow a long-held desire to write fiction. She gained a Masters in Creative Writing at AUT. After completing her first draft of Days Are Like Grass, Sue was awarded a mentorship with Rachael King by the New Zealand Society of Authors. Sue has won the North and South short short story prize in 2014 with her story, Ninja, and was a finalist in the Kobo Prize, 2014.