Kate Constable was born in Victoria but spent much of her childhood in Papua New Guinea, without television, but within reach of a library where she 'inhaled' stories. She studied Arts/Law at Melbourne University before working part-time for a record company while she began her life as a writer. She is the author of the widely acclaimed Chanters of Tremaris series and The Taste of Lightning. Kate lives in West Preston, Victoria, with her husband and two daughters. Here first two book in the Girlfriend series were Always Mackenzie and Winter of Grace. Penni Russon grew up in Hobart. As a young adult she worked in childcare, where she fell in love with countless children, before commencing her studies in Classics. At the age of twenty-one she left the island and continued her studies in Melbourne, intending to be an archeologist. Somehow she became a writer. She now lives on the outskirts of Melbourne with her husband and two daughters. Penni is the author of popular Girlfriend novels The Indigo Girls and Little Bird, and also Undine, Breathe and Drift.