Bunty Avieson grew up in Victoria and worked for 20 years as a journalist on newspapers and magazines in Australia and Britain.
She was editor of Woman's Day and Editorial Director of New Idea. In 2000 Bunty left magazines and took up fiction writing full time.
Her first novel Apartment 255 won two Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards (best First Novel and Reader's Vote) and has been translated into German and Japanese. She has written two other novels, The Affair and The Wrong Door.