Australian writer Tony Park fell in love with South Africa on a short trip in 1995. He is a major in the Australian Army Reserve and has worked in journalism and PR, including six months in Afghanistan as PR officer for the Australian ground forces. Tony and his wife Nicola now divide their time between Sydney and the African bush.
Stef Penney grew up in Edinburgh. She has degrees in Philosophy and Theology and Film and TV, and was selected for the Carlton Television New Writers Scheme and has since written and directed two short films. She is the author of The Tenderness of Wolves and The Invisible Ones.
Francesca Petrizzo is nineteen. She is on her way to university to study Classics and is hoping to spend a year of her degree in the UK on an exchange - which could be very handy. This is her first novel, but she plans to be a writer and whenever she isn't socialising, she's reading and writing.