Martine Murray studied law at Melbourne University, then pursued painting and joined a circus before starting a dance company called Bird on a Wire. After an injury, she began writing and illustrating books for children and young adults. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages. Her most recent book was Molly & Pim and the Millions of Stars. She lives in Castlemaine, Australia, with her daughter and dog. Visit her at martinemurray.com and follow her on Twitter at @whirlingbean.