Felicity Pulman grew up in a small bush town in Africa. From her website: "No TV, iPods, computer games and surfing the internet - you could say I had a very deprived childhood! Not so. Instead, for entertainment I learned to read. Books became my windows to the world: they told me about dragons and fairies and magic. They told me about other countries and other cultures. They told me about myself. And I have never stopped reading, because I love stories. I guess I always did things back to front - the hard way! In Africa, when I ran out of books to read, I wrote my own. I love writing stories, but I never thought about it as a grownup occupation. As a grownup, I had to go back to school to find out that I really was a writer. After doing the HSC at the age of 40, I went on to do a BA (Communications) degree at UTS. My major was creative writing, and suddenly I found myself experimenting with all sorts of genres and, in particular, writing the sorts of stories that I love to read â€“ crime and timeslip fantasy back into the past." Please visit her site for more.
Lilies for Love, Book 3 in the highly acclaimed medieval crime series for teenagers, The Janna Mysteries. Lilies for Love was launched at the NSW Writers Centre on Saturday 23rd September by Linsay Knight, head of Children's Books at Random House Australia. Lilies for Love takes Janna to Wiltune Abbey in the next step on her quest to find her unknown father and seek justice for the death of her mother.