Joanna Atherfold Finn was runner-up in the Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award and two of her short stories were published in the 'Amanda Lohrey Selects' series. Watermark is her first book of short stories and she is working on her first novel. She has taught creative writing at the University of Newcastle and tutors primary and high school students in English and creative writing. After receiving the Herald University of Newcastle Journalism award on completing her communications degree, Joanna changed her focus to creative writing, completed English honours and was awarded the University Medal. She lives in Port Stephens.