Ursula Dubosarsky wanted to be a writer from the age of six. She has worked as a Latin teacher, public servant, researcher for The Reader's Digest, court typist and creative writing teacher, and has a PhD in English Literature from Macquarie University. She likes walking and looking in toyshop windows, and going in quiz shows. Ursula has published more than 30 books, winning the acclaim of both readers and critics. She and her husband, Avi, have three children and live in Sydney.