Maggie Alderson is the author of nine novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. Her children's book Evangeline, the Wish Keeper's Helper was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Before becoming a full-time author she worked as a journalist and columnist in the UK and Australia, editing several magazines, including British ELLE. She writes 'The Rules' style column for the Sunday Age and a blog at maggiealderson.com. She is married and has one daughter.