Bron Blake grew up in Melbourne and now lives near Maldon in central Victoria. She has worked as a teacher and community worker. She has been writing full time since 2000, and was awarded the first May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Mentorship for a new writer in the same year. Blake explains why she likes writing for young adults in the following quote from her website: "It's challenging to present difficult, "adult" ideas to people whose life experience is usually more limited simply because of their age...not their intelligence or understanding. Teenagers are open to new ideas and I'd like to think I had some part in introducing readers to new ways of looking at issues, people or experiencing an environment. I like to explore the ways in which people handle new and difficult situations, and how they change in dealing with them. I love writing about the courage and determination I see in young adults."