Penelope Rowe is a fifty-seven year old woman who has suffered from bi-polar disorder for at least forty-five years. She has been a teacher, Opera House guide, publisher's representative, subtitler and presenter for SBS television, freelance journalist and is the author of five works of fiction. Jessica Rowe is a news presenter for Network Ten. She has a communications degree and has recently completed a Masters in International Studies. Her ambition to become a journalist and presenter developed as a result of the challenges she faced growing up.