Kimberly Bates and her husband have lived on the Central Coast of NSW in the same house for thirty years. Their home is located in the remnant bushland teeming with wildlife. They have two married sons and a delightful eighteen-month-old grandson. Since moving to the Central Coast, Kimberly has worked in various child-related positions including teacher's aide, out-of-school-hours educator and contact supervisor in the foster care sector. The idea for her first novel showcasing the picturesque Central Coast developed after walking with her friend and her friend's adorable Cavoodle at beautiful Terrigal Haven.