Thalia can't remember a time when she wasn't telling stories - trying to make her Mum cry, her Dad laugh, and somehow make sense of the world. In August 2008, Thalia's first teenage novel Step Up and Dance was published in the Girlfriend Fiction series. Thalia also has a non-fiction children's book published with Allen and Unwin called It's True! Sleep Makes You Smarter (which is true, in case you're wondering) and she has published eight books in the popular Go Girl! Series. Thalia completed a BA (Professional Writing and Literature) at Deakin University and has written magazine articles for Australia's Parents and Sydney's Child magazines.